The New York Yankees have been in cruise control atop the AL East essentially the entire 2022 season and enter play Tuesday as the best team in baseball with a 66-31 record.
While a lights-out bullpen, elite starting rotation and lethal offense led by AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge have received most of the fanfare, Judge’s fellow basher Giancarlo Stanton is also having a big season, at least in the power department. Though the 32-year-old’s current .228 batting average, .309 on-base percentage and .807 OPS would be career-lows, Stanton’s also collected 24 home runs and 61 RBI over 289 at-bats and 80 games thus far.
The two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and 2017 NL MVP was recently named an All-Star for the fifth time, his first time earning the honor since his final season with the Miami Marlins during his MVP season.
On Tuesday, Yankees fans received some bad news regarding the slugger.