Yankees Hoping To Get Oft-Injured Slugger Into "40-60 Games" In Outfield This Season

On Wednesday, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone shared that Giancarlo Stanton could potentially play up to 40, 50, or 60 games in the outfield this season, as reported by Jack Curry of YES Network.

By having Stanton play in the outfield, it would allow for others to have more opportunities in the designated hitter spot.

Additionally, Boone believes that playing in the field would increase Stanton's engagement and provide physical benefits.

When the team is at home, Stanton is expected to play in right field, while Aaron Judge will move to left field, which is more spacious. However, in smaller fields like Fenway Park, Stanton will play in left field instead.

In 2022, Stanton started 38 games in the outfield.

Over the past four seasons, the 33-year-old has appeared in 290 games, slashing .248/.338/.493, with 73 home runs, 199 RBIs, one stolen base and 137 runs scored.
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