Yankee right-hander Giancarlo Stanton, who has lost most of the season due to various injuries and is currently rehabilitating a sprained right knee, has continued running on the ground and could take batting practice in Seattle with his teammates during the series that starts Monday for the first time since its most recent mishap.
Stanton, who only played three games in March before being left out for shoulder problems, returned in mid-June, but only played six matches before being disabled again due to the mentioned knee.
General manager Brian Cashman had originally said that Stanton could be back in August, but then pointed out that the leaders of the Eastern Division of the American League hope to have him back at some point in September.
During a press conference in mid-August, the Most Valuable Player of the National League in 2017 said he was confident he would play again and be productive this season, although he did not mean when he expected to be activated.
"I'm doing everything I can to get back, that's the process and that's what I'm working for," Stanton explained, according to the AP agency.
"The deadline is when my knee is ready to play major games," Stanton added. “So if something happens to that, then I can always take turns at bat, not in the majors, but near the release of the majors, to catch up if necessary. But that's the deadline, I'm in no hurry, it's when my knee is ready. ”