New York Yankees have an entire winning lineup on the injured list

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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RF – Jacoby Ellsbury is the forgotten man of New York baseball. It seems as if he was trying to make a comeback in spring training but suffered a setback. No one knows if he will ever play again, but it probably won’t be in the Bronx. Prior to his plethora of injuries in 2017, Ellsbury was an 11 year Major League veteran with a career .284 batting average and 343 stolen bases.

CF – Brett Gardner has heard some discontent from the Bronx faithful this season. He hasn’t quite been the same sparkplug in 2019, as he has been in the past. Even so, up until last week, Gardner was someone Boone could count on to be in the lineup every day.

His sore left knee is progressing nicely. Gardner has been working out daily and feels good. He believes he’ll be ready to rejoin the team soon. In his absence, Mike Tauchman and Cameron Maybin have been filling in nicely.

LF – Giancarlo Stanton owns a thunderstick that New York Yankees fans haven’t seen enough of this season. He’s was put on the injured list with a strained knee ligament last week. That’s too bad, he came back to the team on June 18 from his original injury and from June 20-25 was hitting .368 with one home run and seven RBI in five games.

Not many teams can absorb the loss of someone who hits the longball the way Stanton does. The Yanks are no different. He hasn’t resumed any baseball-related activities yet. They are hoping he can get back to swinging the bat in the next week or so.