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Yankees’ Slugger May Miss Opening Day

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Giancarlo Stanton is questionable for opening day with a calf injury

The New York Yankees have suffered yet another preseason injury setback. Earlier today, outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton was officially listed as questionable to start on opening day of the 2020 MLB season after he was diagnosed with a grade one calf strain in his right leg.

Manager Aaron Boone said that Stanton injured himself yesterday during the team’s defensive drills at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Boone told reporters that Stanton “may be down for a bit” earlier today.

Boone explained that “it was a concern yesterday, and I don’t think he thought it was that big a deal — just a little soreness… He came in this morning and felt better, but we sent him just to be safe after Dr. Murphy examined him. [The MRI] showed the strain, so it’s going to be a couple of weeks.”

Boone went on to say, “it’s disappointing, because you want to get guys going and built up… But it’s just a little bump in the road and we’re equipped to handle it.”

Giancarlo Stanton was traded to the New York Yankees in December of 2017 from the Miami Marlins. In two seasons with the Yanks, Stanton has played in 176 games and has recorded 181 hits and 41 home runs.

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