Last night’s game was a whirlwind for the New York Yankees, who came from behind to beat their AL East division rival Baltimore Orioles to become the first team in baseball this year to reach the 30-win mark.
But a problem emerged for the Yanks last night in the seventh inning, when slugger Giancarlo Stanton was forced to exit the game due to right calf tightness.
Stanton went 0-for-2 last night with a strikeout before being lifted for a pinch hitter due to the injury.
Yankees beat reporter Bryan Hoch reported that Stanton will be heading for an MRI today to determine the severity of the injury.
Giancarlo Stanton will have an MRI tomorrow on his calf.
DJ LeMahieu had an MRI on his wrist that was negative. He had a cortisone injecting and could return to the lineup in a day or two, Aaron Boone said.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 25, 2022
Stanton Headed For MRI
Right now, it’s just a waiting game for Stanton and the Yankees.
It would be a huge blow for them to lose him, especially after it appeared as if he had finally overcome all of the injury troubles he has endured during his tenure with the Yankees.
Stanton is batting .285 with 11 homers, 35 RBI, and a respectable .862 OPS.
It’s not known yet whether or not Stanton will end up going on the injured list, but that is entirely possible.
The results of today’s MRI will determine what the next steps are for the Yanks’ slugger.
The Yankees will wrap up their three-game series against the Orioles tonight as they look to earn a series victory.
Again, there’s no telling what’s next for Stanton, but it is very possible that he may not be in the starting lineup tonight.