Yankees 5-Time All-Star Heads To Injured List For Significant Time

This is not something the New York Yankees haven't had to deal with before. Since he arrived in The Bronx five years ago, losing five-time All-Star and former MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the injured list has been a common occurrence. 

His latest issue is a Grade 2 hamstring strain that will keep him out for a significant period of time.

The injury, revealed by an MRI, will keep Stanton out for four-to-six weeks. 

After a two-run double off the wall during Saturday's game, the tightly-wound slugger pulled up lame at second base. 

Manager Aaron Boone said for Stanton, the common recurrence of these types of lower-body injuries is just due to his body type. 

“He’s got an awesome build and physique. He works very hard to try and avoid these things. But unfortunately, it is something that’s happened with him." 

Stanton missed over 50 games last season mostly due to left Achilles tendinitis, as well as over half of the shortened 2020 season due to a quad strain, while he played in just 18 games in his second season with the Yankees, in 2019, due to a litany of injuries including a biceps strain, a left shoulder strain, a left calf strain, a strain of his right posterior cruciate ligament and a strain of his right quadriceps.

He now joins a lengthy Pinstripes injury list, which also features fellow position players Josh Donaldson and Harrison Bader, along with pitchers Carlos Rodon, Frankie Montas, and Luis Severino.

The Yanks have recalled Oswald Peraza to replace Stanton on the roster. 

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