The Yankees will place right fielder / designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list due to a strained posterior collateral ligament in his right knee, manager Aaron Boone announced to reporters ( Twitter link via The Athletic's Lindsey Adler). He has traveled with the team to London for the upcoming series against the Red Sox. Mike Tauchman is on his way up to replace Stanton on the active roster.
Stanton, of course, had only just returned from the IL last week after missing more than two months due to a biceps strain. He went 7-for-23 (.304) with a homer, a double and seven runs knocked in during his brief return to the Bronx, but he'll now be sidelined for at least another 1
With Stanton once again headed to the shelf for a yet-unspecified period of time, the Yankees will likely lean on Brett Gardner Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge as the primary outfielders with newly acquired Edwin Encarnacion lining up as the primary designated hitter. Even in Stanton-less New York lineup is quite formidable now that Judge, Hicks and Didi Gregorius are all healthy at the same time, but the drop in an offensive output from Stanton to Gardner is nevertheless notable.
The Yankees have not only been weathered but in the face of an exceptional number of injuries so far in 2019. Despite their substantial injury, they've opened up a comfortable 6.5-game lead over the second-place rays, which they swap at Yankee Stadium last week.