Giancarlo Stanton provides timeline for return

New York Yankees star Giancarlo Stanton finds himself sidelined with a mild hamstring injury that could extend his absence to about a month.

Stanton’s setback occurred during Saturday’s matchup against the Atlanta Braves when he pulled up with a hamstring issue while rounding third base on an RBI double from Gleyber Torres.


Following subsequent imaging on Sunday, it was confirmed that Stanton indeed suffered a mild hamstring injury. Speaking to the media, Stanton expressed his expectation of being sidelined for at least four weeks. He underwent a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection during Sunday’s game to aid in his recovery.

Anticipating the worst before the imaging results were in, the Yankees promptly placed Stanton on the 10-day injured list. To fill the void, they initially called up Oswald Peraza, although they later bolstered their lineup by acquiring J.D. Davis through a trade just hours later.

As is often the case with hamstring injuries, the exact duration of Stanton’s absence remains uncertain due to their unpredictable nature. Given Stanton’s history with injuries, there is understandable caution surrounding his recovery timeline.

Prior to this setback, Stanton was enjoying a resurgence in the 2024 season. Across 69 games, he showcased his power with 18 home runs and contributed 48 RBIs, all while maintaining an impressive .794 OPS. His metrics, including a 94.3 average exit velocity ranking in the 98th percentile, highlighted his impact at the plate before the injury sidelined him temporarily.