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Yankees say injured Stanton likely to return in August

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard, left, tags out New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton at third during the first inning of a baseball ...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard, left, tags out New York Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton at third during the first inning of a baseball ...

LONDON (AP) — New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says slugger Giancarlo Stanton is more likely to return in August than July after straining his right knee.

The often-injured outfielder went on the 10-day injured list with a strained posterior cruciate ligament Wednesday, barely a week after returning from a series of setbacks that sidelined him for almost three months. Stanton was hurt this time on a headfirst slide against Toronto on Tuesday night.

Cashman called August the "sweet spot" for Stanton's return. He made the comments Thursday at a youth event in London with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.

Stanton has played only nine games this season, missing significant time with a torn biceps and strains in his shoulder and calf. He is hitting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs.

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Updated : 2020-12-04 05:23 GMT+08:00