New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton has a mild strain of his left calf and will be shut down for a week to ten days, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Stanton thinks he first hurt his calf last Thursday, when he was hit by a pitch near his left knee during live batting practice. That session preceded his rehab-game debut with the High-A Tampa Tarpons this past Monday.
"It's hard to pin down exactly what happened," Boone said. "In talking to G, he feels like it's a result of that (the hit-by-pitch). It's where he got hit on the knee/calf. So not sure exactly, but that's kind of his feeling on what happened."
Stanton, who homered in Monday's game, was scratched from his game with the Tarpons on Tuesday.
What’s a Tarpon? It’s a large fish of the genus Megalops and the only members of the family Megalopidae.
Hey, that’s the only real news in this story—because an injury to a Yankees star is something reported seemingly every other day.
Just ask Miguel Andujar who is out for the season with shoulder surgery, Aaron Judge who is out til July with a strained oblique, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki who is out til at least next month with a strained calf, shortstop Didi Gregorius who is out til mid-June recovering from Tommy John surgery, pitcher James Paxton who is out with left knee inflammation til the end of the month, pitcher Dellin Bettnaces who is out til next month with bone spurs in his elbow, or infielder Greg Bird who they are hoping can come back after the All Star break from a plantar fascia tear of his left foot
Yeah, that thing about the Tarpon being the only member of the family Megalopidae. That’s news to me.