Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton will not start in Sunday night's Game 2 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros after injuring his quad in Saturday's Game 1.
Manager Aaron Boone spoke before Game 2, and said Stanton could pinch hit or play the field in an emergency.
"Yeah, kinda injured his quad last night," Boone said. "Hoping that it's something that with today and the off day he'll be back and play for Game 3. We'll see how these next 48 hours unfold. He would be available tonight to hit or go in an emergency situation... Didn't feel like he was good to start."
Boone said Stanton hurt his quad "on his first hit, getting down the line."
Stanton went 2-for-4 on Saturday night, blasting a solo home run of of Zack Greinke in the sixth inning.
"Injured his quad last night...didn't feel like he was good to start" - Aaron Boone says Giancarlo Stanton could pinch hit or play the field in an emergency pic.twitter.com/tpkaG1nmpS- Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) October 13, 2019