The Yankees are finally getting Giancarlo Stanton back in the lineup.
Aaron Boone told reporters before their game against the White Sox on Sunday that Stanton will be activated on Tuesday.
Stanton has had a whirlwind start to his 2019 season, with multiple injuries plaguing him. It started with a biceps strain on April 1 that put him on the IL to begin with, and during his rehab, a shoulder strain came about as well.
Then, just as Stanton was about to come back, he suffers another setback with a "mild strain of the left calf," as Boone put it back on May 22. Both Stanton and Boone said they believe the strain came from a hit by pitch during a live batting practice session.
With all those ailments out of the way now, Stanton has been raking in his rehab assignment. His latest game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre saw an absolute moonshot fly over the left field wall on Friday night for a homer. Overall, he is 6-for-13 with five homers (at least one every game) and eight RBI over four games.
Stanton has played in just three games with the Yankees this season, and they'll hope that hot bat carries over into his return to the team. Aaron Judge is also right behind Stanton in Triple-A on his rehab assignment, which means the Yankees' lineup could be back to normal once again very soon.