The New York Yankees announced over the weekend that designated hitter/outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is going to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring strain.
It’s also a Grade 2 strain, meaning that the injury is not exactly mild.
Unfortunately, Stanton has had a series of lower body injuries through the years while playing for the Yankees.
Among other ailments, he has suffered a calf strain in May 2022, a quad strain in May 2021, and a hamstring strain in August 2020.
The 2019 season was even worse: he played in only 18 regular-season contests limited by a left 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 also suffered a groin strain in 2016.
So, as you can see, the man just has terrible luck with physical ailments, particularly in his lower body.
Yankees fans were sarcastic on Twitter upon finding out Stanton was going to miss significant time again.
I tell you I’m completely shocked that Stanton is hurt again. I mean who could have seen this coming ? #Yankees
— blake (@bbqbaseball62) April 16, 2023
3 absolutes in life.
3. Giancarlo Stanton on the IL
— Farls (@FarlsBarkley_) April 17, 2023
Giancarlo Stanton at some point during every season pic.twitter.com/n0eYj8V6wi
— Rod (@Rhizome333) April 17, 2023
Stanton on IL? I’m shocked!
— Rob B 🇵🇷 (@rob_betamax) April 16, 2023
Giancarlo Stanton is like a part time main event wrestler. He's there for the big moments, and always seems to be recovering from injury until Sunmerslam.
— Christopher Scott (@cjscott1193) April 17, 2023
It’s important to remember that it’s not an athlete’s fault to get hurt so frequently.
Some players are just more prone to injury than others, and that’s the reality.
Stanton has been a very productive player for the Yankees since his first season in pinstripes, in 2018.
Still, he has missed so many games that fans become frustrated.
No one should be more frustrated than himself, though.
The hope is that he can be 100 percent healthy and back in the lineup in several weeks.
Envisioning the Yankees writing his name in the outfield is much more difficult now, though.
He should be strictly limited to DH duties once he returns.NEXT: Gerrit Cole Has Been On Fire To Start The Season