Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton Lands on IL, Expected to Miss 4 Weeks With Hamstring Strain

New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton
New York Yankees left fielder Giancarlo Stanton. Photo by REX/Shutterstock (9808603d)

The New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton is bracing himself for another stint on the Injured List. The Yankees announced on Sunday that Stanton is being placed in 10-day IL with a hamstring strain.

Stanton was hurt during the 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. He underwent a test the next day, which determined that he was dealing with a “mild” strain.

According to Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone, Stanton has already started the treatment and is receiving platelet-rich plasma injections as part of the process. The five-time All-Star is expected to be out for at least four weeks.

This is disappointing news for Stanton, who had his fair share of injuries and issues in the past seasons that kept him sidelined for extended periods of time. In total, Stanton was out for 266 games in the last five years and missed 43 games in 2023.

“Feelings don’t really matter in this time,” Stanton said via MLB.com when asked whether he is frustrated with often injures. “It’s going to be about four weeks. I’ve got to do what I can do to get there.”

Before the injury, Stanton has been hitting .246 with 18 home runs and 45 RBIs.