If there was any doubt whether Giancarlo Stanton was ready to return to the New York Yankees lineup, he is quickly erasing it.
The hulking slugger moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday, where he launched his fifth home run in four rehab games. Including three games with High-A Tampa, Stanton is 6-for-13 with five homers and five strikeouts.
Giancarlo Stanton goes... deep! A behemoth three-run blast and the RailRiders trail 8-3 in the third. pic.twitter.com/LiMxHx0GqE— SWB RailRiders (@swbrailriders) June 15, 2019
Stanton was joined by fellow outfielder Aaron Judge at Triple-A, and while Judge was hitless with three strikeouts, the duo’s return to the majors is imminent.
“It’s good to get results. More importantly is that he’s feeling good,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Stanton on Thursday, via MLB.com. “I spoke to him about an hour ago, and even in the conversations I’ve had with him in the last few days, I could tell, physically, he’s in a really good place.”