The Yankees are one step closer to Giancarlo Stanton's return to action.
New York has optioned outfielder Mike Tauchman back to Triple-A in preparation for the hulking slugger's activation on Tuesday.
Following tonight’s game, the Yankees optioned OF Mike Tauchman to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) June 18, 2019
Stanton hasn't appeared in a game since March 31 when he went down with a bicep injury. That quickly ballooned into a slew of other setbacks that hampered his repeated attempts to return to the big leagues.