Yankees place Giancarlo Stanton on IL with left quad strain

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The New York Yankees have placed Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 14 due to a left quad strain, and have recalled RHP Albert Abreu from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Stanton has missed the Yankees’ last three games with what manager Aaron Boone has called “tightness” in that quad, but the team didn’t think it was more than a day-to-day issue as late as Sunday, and they were “hopeful” three days off in Baltimore would have him ready to go.

Instead, Stanton, who is hitting .282 with nine home runs this season, will miss at least this series in Texas, plus this weekend’s series against the White Sox in the Bronx.

Abreu has made two appearances with the Yankees this year, allowing one run over two innings. He has been called up as the Yankees’ only healthy position players on the 40-man roster are Estevan Florial – whom Boone said was still getting through Triple-A safety protocols on Sunday – and infielder Oswald Peraza, who is in High-A.

However, Gleyber Torres could be activated from the COVID IL sooner than his 10 days are up if he can produce enough negative tests, and Rougned Odor, who has been hitting and taking ground balls while recovering from a left knee sprain, could be back this week.

“I do feel good that he’s going to be in play for us at some point in Texas,” Boone said of Odor Sunday, after he “had another good (workout) day.”

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