BOSTON — There’s a “good likelihood” Giancarlo Stanton performs within the outfield in some unspecified time in the future in the course of the Yankees’ upcoming collection in opposition to the Purple Sox, Aaron Boone mentioned on MLB Community Radio on Thursday.
Stanton hasn’t appeared within the outfield since 2019, because the Yankees have tried to stop damage to the slugger, who has handled decrease physique illnesses for a lot of his time in The Bronx.
He didn’t play the outfield when the Yankees have been in Philadelphia for a pair of video games in June.
On the time, Stanton and Boone pointed to the collection the Yankees are set to play subsequent week in Miami as a possible return to the sector, however with the group coping with a extreme lack of depth within the outfield attributable to accidents and COVID-19, the schedule to make use of Stanton greater than as only a DH could possibly be bumped up.
Stanton final performed the outfield in Sport 1 of the 2019 ALCS after which sat till Sport 5 with a strained proper quad in that collection, which the Yankees misplaced in six video games to the Astros.
If Stanton can play the outfield, it might permit the Yankees to make use of Gary Sanchez as a DH every now and then.
Stanton had an RBI single in Wednesday’s win over the Phillies at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees take a four-game successful streak into Fenway Park, the place they start a four-game collection in opposition to the Purple Sox on Thursday, adopted by a three-game set at Tampa Bay beginning on Monday. It’s a stretch that can go a great distance in figuring out whether or not the Yankees will likely be an element within the AL East race.