The New York Yankees have been on fire to begin their 2022 season. However, New York found themselves in a bit of a mini slump entering Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees had lost three games in a row for the first time this season, dropping to 29-13.
On Tuesday, they finally got back on track with a walk-off victory, 7-6. However, the rest of the news from Tuesday was not as good.
Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton left the game in the seventh inning due to right calf tightness. Stanton is slated for an MRI on Wednesday morning.
Boone: LeMahieu MRI clean. Got cortisone shot. Can be back in next day or 2. Stanton going for MRI on his calf tomorrow morning.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) May 25, 2022
Prior to Tuesday's game, Yankees' utility man D.J. LeMahieu was scratched from the lineup with a wrist injury. His MRI reportedly came back clean, according to MLB Network Insider Joel Sherman. LeMahieu is considered day-to-day and should be back in the lineup in the next couple of days.
But he was not the only one hit with the injury bug. Well before first pitch, the Yankees placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the 15-day IL. Chapman is dealing with Achilles tendinitis, and could miss extended time for New York.
The Yankees have enough strong bullpen arms to sustain that loss. But if they lose Stanton for a prolonged period of time, that could be very different. He, along with Aaron Judge, have been two of the best hitters in baseball this year. Stanton is hitting .285 with 11 home runs and 35 RBI. That ranks fourth and third in all of baseball, respectively.
This is a developing story and there will certainly be more to come following his MRI results are revealed.