Giancarlo Stanton ‘incredibly frustrated’ over latest setback
Giancarlo Stanton suffered a setback in his bid to return to the New York Yankees this week, and his agent revealed that the slugger is “incredibly frustrated” with the situation.
Stanton, currently participating in extended spring training, experienced what Aaron Boone deemed a “mild strain of the calf” this week, yet another setback in his rehab after suffering Grade I tear of his left biceps during a swing earlier in the season. Stanton has only appeared in three games for the Yankees this season.
The Yankees of course have endured a mind-boggling string of injuries to start the season, highlighted by the one suffered by Stanton — not to mention Aaron Judge — among others.
Stanton’s agent, Joel Wolfe, revealed how disappointed the slugger is with this latest bout with bad luck.
“He’s incredibly frustrated by what has happened because he wants to get back to the team,” Wolfe said, via the New York Post. “And he was just a few days away. If he was not [hit by a pitch], this would not have happened. It was just bad luck.”
As Wolfe alluded to in his comments, the mild calf strain is only the latest bump in Stanton’s road to recovery. Shoulder issues arose during his rehab, and then Stanton — who has had two cortisone shots since suffering the original injury — was recently hit by a pitch, which led to knee pain.
Despite the ongoing injury issues, Stanton played in right field Monday but was held out Tuesday due to the aforementioned knee issue. The Yankees then revealed the nature of Stanton’s calf strain on Wednesday.
At this point, Stanton has been shut down. No wonder he’s frustrated.