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Giancarlo Stanton to make return from IL this week

Houston Astros v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees in action against the Houston Astros during a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the the Astros 7-5. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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Per The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. Stanton will “certainly” be activated on Thursday.

Stanton, 29, has appeared in all of nine games this season due to knee and calf injuries. The calf injury struck first during the opening week of the season. He wouldn’t return until June 18, then played in a whopping six games before a strained PCL in his right knee sent him back on the IL. But if there was ever a time for Stanton to make his triumphant return, it’s right before what the Yankees hope is a deep postseason run.

In the nine games Stanton has appeared in this season, spanning 38 trips to the plate, he has hit .290/.421/.419 with a double, a homer, seven RBI, and four runs scored.

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