Fortunately, there is no word of any sort of injury, meaning it is likely just a routine day off for the slugger.
Stanton went 0-3 in Wednesday’s 8-1 loss. He also had a miserable time in the outfield, misplaying several fly balls in what was his first non-DH appearance since coming off the injured list on June 4.
“I’ve got to make those plays and put us in a better situation to not let the game break away,” said Stanton. “It wasn’t my best night out there…From my perspective, I was off by a few feet and thought I was closer to the wall. Those are mistakes that can’t happen.”
For the season, the 32-year-old is slashing .274/.333/.518 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI in 44 games.
Joey Gallo will man right field for the Yanks in Stanton’s absence.
FanDuel Sportsbook has the Yankees at -220 on the moneyline for Thursday’s matchup against Minnesota.
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