Yankees Slugger Giancarlo Stanton Hits IL with Hamstring Strain

Giancarlo Stanton with the Marlins in 2017. Photo by Mario Houben/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has run into injury problems yet again. The owner of baseball’s fourth-largest contract hit the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring after pulling up lame while running the bases on Saturday night in Tampa.

Stanton was off to a hot start this season, batting .293/.453/.585 with 3 home runs and 7 RBI through 14 games for the Yankees. However, his hot run will go on hold for at least ten days after it was determined that Stanton needs time for his injury to heal.

Since acquiring Stanton prior to the 2018 season, his health has gotten in the way of his productivity for the Bronx Bombers. While Stanton was able to play a full season in his first year in Pinstripes, the 2019 season was a different story.

Stanton missed all but 18 games in 2019 due to various injuries, including a biceps strain, a shoulder injury, and a knee injury. They were just three more in a long serious of injuries which have prevented the enormous slugger from realizing his full potential as a Major Leaguer, dating back to his days as a Miami Marlin.

The Yankees did not provide an immediate timetable for Stanton’s return, but they certainly hope that the outfielder will not miss many more than the ten required days.