While Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton continues to work in preparation for a salvaged 2020 season, he is also working to help those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the New York Post's Ken Davidoff, Stanton has found a partner in Voodoo Manufacturing thanks to help from his agents at Wasserman to donate 15,000 total face shields to medical professionals.
The first 12,000 masks will be split down the middle to facilities in New York and Southern California, where he spent his childhood. Then, 3,000 more masks will be distributed down the road.
"I've seen the growing needs of the healthcare workers," Stanton said. "I've kind of been doing research and seeing what they need the most, what can benefit them through the long haul of this."
Stanton added that the shields are reusable, which was something that he was looking for specifically after hearing healthcare workers had to share masks.
But it isn't just masks that Stanton wants to provide. He'll continue doing his research to see what these professionals need the most.
"It's wild, man," he said. "Obviously we've never seen anything like this. It just seems like every new notification on our phones, or however we get our information, isn't positive. You've got to keep moving forward, see what you can do while staying at home."
Stanton has been orchestrating this good cause from Tampa, where he continues to get treatment on his calf strain that he said will be good to go whenever the season returns -- if at all. He has been allowed to travel to and from George M. Steinbrenner Field, where teammates Aaron Judge and Luis Severino are also getting treatment on their injuries.
"I've just been getting ready to go and having good half-days at the field, trying to see what's the best options for us to safely get back out there," he said. "It's cool to see, for the moment, guys trying to stay ready with limited resources."
And while he and his teammates deal with the limited resources they have, Stanton is making sure he can do his part in making sure those in needs have as many as they can get.
"We're looking as the virus adapts," he said, "kind of researching which individual city needs the most. New York was hit really hard and LA as well, especially the African-American and Latino communities. We'll take care of those. Miami as well."