The injury bug continues to bite the Yankees, as the team announced that outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was headed to the 10-day injured list with a left biceps strain. Clint Frazier has been recalled from Triple-A SWB to fill his roster spot.
Coming off the third-worst OPS of anyone invited to Yankees camp this spring, Clint Frazier has a chance to make his mark. A .143/.228/.245 slash with a 28% strikeout rate wasn’t the showing that he would’ve wanted, especially for player who came into camp talking loudly about stealing Brett Gardner‘s job. Since coming over from Cleveland, Frazier has amassed a .238/.295/.429 line with four home runs in 54 games in the big leagues.
Stanton’s injury is frustrating as they are down two starting outfielders just three games into the regular season. Stanton said he felt the bicep act up during his third-inning at-bat against Dylan Bundy. He told reporters he thought it was a cramp but realized after the game that it was not.
Losing Stanton is tough for the Yankees offense since he led the team with 38 home runs in 2018. He’s expected to be shut down for the full 10 days, and then ramp up activity from there. Aaron Boone hopes to have him back in the lineup before the end of the month.