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New York Yankees’ Giancarlo Stanton is ready to go on a rehab assignment this weekend, Aaron Boone says

NEW YORK — The Yankees are one step closer to getting one of their biggest hitters back in the lineup.

Giancarlo Stanton worked out before Friday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, and as long as it goes well, the former MVP will go on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Somerset Patriots on Saturday and Sunday, the coach Aaron Boone told reporters.

“We’ll get to that point eventually [of getting him in the outfield]” Boone said Friday. “But first things first, I want to get him in the DH spot, just get him back in, and then … kind of like we did last year, where we built on the race… – The representatives of the field, we hope that at some point I will be part of it, but not immediately.”

If all goes well for Stanton, he will face Luis Severino in live batting practice on Tuesday.

Severino is nearing a return after suffering a low-grade strain on July 14 before being placed on the 60-day disabled list, which designates him for a mid-September return. Prior to his injury, Severino was having a solid season, posting a 3.45 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 86 innings over 16 games in 2022.

The Yankees right-hander said he was ready to face live hitters.

“I don’t think it’s coming from any major injury,” Severino said. “I feel pretty good. The arm feels pretty good.”

Boone also didn’t commit to Aaron Hicks getting consistent playing time up front. When asked if he sees Hicks as the starter, Boone kept his answer vague.

“Not today, but he and I talked about how baseball has a way of changing things in a heartbeat,” Boone said. “A big play, a big opportunity that you take and all of a sudden you’re in there and you’ve run with stuff.”

While Hicks has struggled all season, hitting .217/.338/.304 with six homers in 103 games in 309 at-bats, his August has been particularly brutal, hitting .116/.208/.116 with five hits in 43. at bat and 15 points.

“They’re going to come back in at some point, off the bench right now,” Boone said. “We’re trying to do everything we can to win games and he’s got to find a way to be a part of that as well.”


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