Yankees Manager Aaron Boone said he might move struggling OF Giancarlo Stanton down in the lineup when the team faces the Toronto Blue Jays in a series beginning on Thursday.
"I might flirt with splitting different guys up and stuff, but not moving him down too far," Boone said, according to ESPN.
Stanton said after Tuesday night's loss to the Marlins that he is trying to focus on the positives as he continues to struggle at the plate in the beginning of his first season with the Yankees.
"I worry about the positive things, even if it's not very many things," Stanton said. "That's all you can do. You worry about that, you're going to keep twirling down."
Stanton has just 3 hits in 35 at-bats in eight home games this season -- and has 20 strikeouts during those games. Stanton has performed better on the road, tallying 10 hits in 31 at-bats.
"He's one at-bat away from getting it locked back in, and then the last thing you want is him down in the order getting pitched around," Boone said. "He's too premier of a player, and an at-bat away, in my eyes, from locking it in."
In 15 games this season, Stanton is hitting .210 with three home runs, 10 RBIs, and 27 strikeouts.