The New York Yankees will get a big bat back in the lineup when they open a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays as the team announced that Giancarlo Stanton, the former National League MVP, will be activated for Tuesday’s game.
The 30-year-old Stanton has only appeared in 14 games this season and has been out since Aug. 8 with a hamstring injury. Injuries have limited his play over the past two-seasons but Stanton has hit .293/.453/.585 with 12 hits, seven RBIs and three home runs this season.
In other Yankees news, the club has also activated former Blue Jay Gio Urshela from the injured list after the infielder missed almost two weeks with an elbow injury. The Jays traded Urshela to the Yankees in 2018 for cash considerations after he couldn’t crack the lineup and he broke out in a big way shortly after, hitting .306/.356/.530 with 27 home runs and 41 doubles in 163 games with the Yankees since the start of 2019.
The Blue Jays will send Taijuan Walker to the hill Tuesday while the Yankees will counter with rookie right-hander Deivi Garcia. The two teams will face each other seven more times this season, with the Jays currently up by only half-a-game in the race for second-place in the American League East.