Yanks' Stanton To Be Activated Wednesday Or Thursday

Associated Press
September 17, 2019 - 5:17 pm
New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out the much of the season with various injuries, trains with a resistance band in the outfield before a baseball game between the Yankees and the Texas Rangers, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees plan to activate Giancarlo Stanton on Wednesday or Thursday in an attempt to get the oft-injured outfielder ready for the playoffs.

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Stanton has been limited to nine games this season. The four-time All-Star strained his left biceps on March 31 in his third game, strained a shoulder and calf during his rehabilitation and returned June 18. In his sixth game back, he strained the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during an awkward headfirst slide into third base against Toronto on June 25.

Stanton is hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs. The 29-year-old is in his second season with the Yankees.

Manager Aaron Boone said Stanton was headed to New York on Tuesday from the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.