The Yankees found some good and bad news in regards to the injured Giancarlo Stanton that manager Aaron Boone divulged to the media on Wednesday.
The good news first is that Stanton's left bicep that was strained has healed. But the bad news is that he won't be returning after feeling some "residual stuff" in his left shoulder, according to New York Times' James Wagner.
Supposedly, Stanton has dealt with shoulder "stuff" in the past, as Boone put it. In turn, the slugger received a cortisone shot in his shoulder and will continue to rest for a few days before the team assesses the situation.
Stanton has missed the past 20 games with that bicep strain, having last played in the opening series of the season against the Orioles on March 31. He collected two hits in eight at-bats as well as seven walks during that span.
The Yankees could certainly use some outfield help soon, especially after Aaron Judge was the latest star player to hit the IL with a left oblique strain. Aaron Hicks still needs to return as well.
Injuries have plagued this Yankees team early, and it showed last night with the outfield lineup of Mike Tauchman, Brett Gardner, and Tyler Wade filling in for Clint Frazier, who was sent for an MRI after tweaking his ankle two games ago.
So the Yankees will hope this latest update on Stanton's injury status isn't something that could keep out the former MVP even longer.
Boone also gave an update on Miguel Andujar, saying the team has not made a decision on whether or not he will undergo surgery on his partially torn labrum.
However, he does feel good going through his pitching and throwing programs, and Boone noted him potentially seeing some rehab games this upcoming weekend.
If Andujar doesn't need surgery, the Yankees could deploy him as mainly a DH, and Boone hasn't ruled out the possibility of him playing at first base. GM Brian Cashman said Monday "that's not an option I'd prefer" despite that option putting less stress on the labrum.