The New York Yankees (52-28) have lost three consecutive series, but they still have a two-game lead atop the AL East thanks to their hot start. Giancarlo Stanton's hamstring injury, though, puts more pressure on the rest of the roster to maintain that lead.

Infielder J.D. Davis, the newest part of New York's supporting cast, will debut for the team Tuesday, via Jomboy Media.

“[Yankees manager] Aaron Boone says JD Davis will make his Yankees debut at first base tonight against left-handed pitcher David Peterson,” the outlet tweeted. “DJ LeMahieu will play third. Boone added that they were trading for Davis before Giancarlo Stanton got hurt.”

Davis is slashing .236/.304/.670 with four homers and five RBI thus far. The former Oakland Athletic's arrival coincided with Stanton's absence, as the slugger will be out for around four weeks. Stanton is frustrated with suffering the same ailment that caused him to miss 43 games last year, but he's already focused on his rehab, via's Bryan

“Feelings don’t really matter in this time,” Stanton said. “It’s going to be about four weeks. I’ve got to do what I can do to get there.”

What does matter, is how the Yankees will replace his production. Davis won't be able to do it on his own, but he could be a piece to that puzzle over the next month, especially with LeMahieu's struggles.

While Boone said that Davis would have been on the team regardless of Stanton's injury, this now vaults him into a more significant role than originally anticipated. How will the 31-year-old respond to the pressure?

Davis could play his way into a long-term roster spot with the Yankees
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