UPDATE: Boone said that Stanton will be shut down completely for 7-10 days. We’re probably at least 3 weeks away from a return, best-case scenario, then.
The Yankees announced that they have “returned” outfielder Giancarlo Stanton from his rehab assignment with left calf tightness.
This means that Stanton, who had begun playing rehab games in Tampa, will no longer play in those rehab games. He injured his calf while rehabbing from a shoulder injury that he sustained while rehabbing from a bicep strain. What a mess.
For what it is worth (and it is worth nothing), Stanton had gone 1-3 with a home run in the rehab game that he did participate in earlier this week. With the big league club, he slashed .250/.600/.250 (177 wRC+) in 15 plate appearances across three games before going down with the initial injury.
There’s not really anything more to be said on this. We have no idea, once again, on a timetable for return, though per MLB rules Stanton is not permitted to begin a new rehab assignment for at least five days, so that is… something?