Giancarlo Stanton is due to return to the Yankees on Tuesday following several injuries, and Aaron Judge is expected to be back at some point in the current homestand – probably by the end of this week.
"I actually talked to him before [Sunday’s] and he's fine, "Aaron Boone of Judge said Monday, who had left with a left oblique sprain. "He feels good. I think he'd rather even be back already, but I'm thinking of the nature of the injury and he just had to bring it back, I think it's important that he still has two games there where he is on the ground back, run the basics. "
When the judge is on the field with the Yankees, he will usually be on the right, Stanton often left – thanks to Edwin Encarnacion's presence at DH.
General Manager Brian Cashman said that despite Stanton's hock and calf problems over the last two seasons, he was not worried that Stanton would be in the field.
"When we acquired [Stanton]it was not a DH, "said Cashman about the December 2017 deal with the Marlins. "He is a very sporty player."
Cashman also highlighted Boone's ability to give players rest, including Stanton.
But like Judge and Encarnacion, recently added, Stanton is not in the Bronx for his glove.
"We have two other elite hitters," said Boone, referring to the arrival of Stanton and Judge. "It's a chance to be a special training, but that's all for now. We have to go, keep playing, but we are excited about the possibilities that we have. "