Update 9:20 p.m.: Stanton exited the game with a right knee contusion and will be going for an MRI. He’s literally been back a week. Have to hope he’s only day-to-day.
Giancarlo Stanton was removed from Yankees-Blue Jays before the fourth inning Tuesday night. He was replaced by Brett Gardner in left field, batting fourth. It’s unclear as of now what caused Stanton to exit the game.
Stanton singled in the first inning and was thrown out at third base on an unusual 5-3-1 double play. Pitcher Clayton Richard, who scrambled to cover the back and tag out Stanton, fell over the left fielder and appeared to step on his left hand.
Stanton continued to play for two innings and caught a ball in left field in the third inning. We’ll continue to update as more information becomes available.
Also, since have no Game Thread, a couple of notes:
- Kendrys Morales was DFA’d and LHP Stephen Tarpley was called up to replace Jonathan Holder in the bullpen.
- Aaron Boone indicated that the Yankees are leaning towards using an opener for the second game in London. Starters CC Sabathia and J.A. Happ would be on turn, though James Paxton won’t be as he’s scheduled to pitch tomorrow.