Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton 'day-to-day' with left quad tightness

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Giancarlo Stanton stands waiting in outfield during spring training
Giancarlo Stanton stands waiting in outfield during spring training

The Yankees announced that Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Friday's lineup with left quad tightness.

After the game, manager Aaron Boone said the team is hopeful that this won't be a long-term issue, but they'll take things one day at a time.

"Stanton’s quad, day to day. Hopefully nothing more than that, but could be a couple days," Boone said. "We’ll just kind of see how he’s doing tomorrow, the next day, and go from there."

Stanton, who has been the team's DH all year, had not missed a game due to injury this year, but played in just 41 of 222 games from 2019 to 2020.

His 33 games are already 10 more than he played last year, and 15 more than the amount of games played in 2019.

Earlier on Friday, with the injury to Aaron Hicks, Aaron Boone said Stanton was doing more work in the outfield.

Since joining the Yankees, Stanton has missed time with biceps, knee, quad, and hamstring injuries.