Yankees' Aaron Boone says there is a 'good chance' Giancarlo Stanton plays outfield this weekend

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Giancarlo Stanton high fives Aaron Judge (backwards) in grey uniform
Giancarlo Stanton high fives Aaron Judge (backwards) in grey uniform

Giancarlo Stanton hasn't played a regular season game in the outfield since Sept. 28, 2019.

That could change this weekend against the Boston Red Sox.

Maybe.

"It's something we've been talking about for the last few weeks, maybe picking a day here," said Aaron Boone during his pregame news conference on Thursday night. "Not for sure, yet, but there's a good chance he could be out there maybe Saturday or Sunday."

If he does end up taking the field, it will be in left, said Boone, in part because Fenway Park's left field is smaller and more navigable than other parks.

Boone also said right field at Yankee Stadium could be a possibility for Stanton as well.

"Hopefully we'll get him out there maybe one day this weekend," he said. "One or two days in Miami (in late July). ... If that goes well, especially when we get Aaron (Judge) back, maybe pick some spots at home in right field where we give Judgey a DH day."

Urshela could play this weekend, too

Boone also said this weekend in Boston could see the return of Yankees 3B Gio Urshela. Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka could return by New York's next series against Tampa, he added. All three are on the COVID-19 list.