Yankees place Giancarlo Stanton on IL with biceps injury

Posted April 06, 2019

Everyone is probably hoping this is an April Fools joke but I don't think the Yankees would straight up lie about this sort of thing for the yuks: the club just tweeted that it has placed Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list with a strained bicep.

Season-ending surgery to fix the small labrum tear in Andujar's right shoulder could be an option.

The Yankees say Andujar will undergo tests and, considering Wade was in Scranton for the Triple-A team media day earlier today, this was a last minute decision. Still, he was placed on the 10-day injured list for now. Add Stanton to a growing list of Yankees players who are now unavailable due to injury. "There is some optimism that if treated conservatively, he can respond and come back and play good". I feel that the first step is the right step, which is to do physical therapy and kind of see where we are in a couple weeks. He was able to remain in the game, but postgame testing revealed the tear. Tyler Wade was called up to the majors to take Andujar's starting spot while he recovers.

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"Why start thinking about the worst possible scenario when there's still a chance that we can go through this and I can get back on the field?" It might be a season-ending injury.

"I wasn't sure if it was a cramp or something more significant", Stanton said Monday. Regardless, he'll be out at least a week and a half, and perhaps even longer than that.

To help minimize the damage, NY called up outfielder Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to temporarily replace Stanton's roster spot.

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He hit.143 with no homers and eight RBIs in 41 plate appearances during spring training this year but simplified his mechanics and started to hit at the minor league complex in the last 10 days.

They joined a group of sidelined Yankees that includes pitchers Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, Jordan Montgomery and Ben Heller.

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