The Yankees' rough start to the season continued on Monday when the team announced that Giancarlo Stanton was placed on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 1 left biceps strain.
Clint Frazier was recalled from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre to take Stanton's spot but was on the bench for Monday's game against the Tigers.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Stanton will be completely shut down for the next 10 days before beginning to work his way back.
Stanton said he felt the injury immediately on a 3-1 pitch in his third at-bat of Sunday's game against the Orioles but was not sure if it was just a cramp or not.
"I tried to just let a couple more innings play out, go inside a swing a little bit and go inside to see if I can do it," Stanton said.
He told the team after the game which resulted in him getting an MRI.
Stanton was 2-for-8 with seven walks and four strikeouts in the Yankees' first series against the Orioles, in which they lost two of three games. He played through a tight hamstring injury last season but said this was something that he could not play through.
"The initial quickness of the start of my swing is the main issue," he said. "...When you're talking about the quickness of the swing you can't really have too many things bringing that down. You can battle through certain things but not this type."
Stanton became the latest member of the Yankees outfield to be placed on the injured list, joining Aaron Hicks, who still has not resumed baseball activities since injuring his lower back in early March.
Boone said Hicks is still "weeks away."
"He's taking it slow and making sure he's good to go," Boone said. "Hasn't started baseball activities. We feel that's around the corner. He's going to need a Spring Training. I don't think it's going to be deep into the season by any means, but he's still got weeks to go."