Quote of the Day II: Pilates: it’s not just “for chicks”

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Dillon Gee of the Mets has embraced a new training regimen. And you can read all about it over at NJ.com. His trenchant analysis of it:

“Pilates is awesome,” Gee said. “You think it’s for chicks, and it should be easy — and it’s hard.”

I guess Pilates is not one of those things like yoga that improves both the body and the mind. Oh well.

Yankees activate Giancarlo Stanton

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The New York Yankees have activated Giancarlo Stanton. He’ll be in the lineup in tonight’s game against the Rays.

Stanton has been on the injured list since April 1 due to a left biceps strain and a left shoulder strain sustained in what Aaron Boone called a “funky swing” at the time. He began a rehab assignment in late May, had it halted due to injury, and resumed it recently. He’s been swinging the bat well during his most recent stint, socking four homers in ten games.

That pop will be welcome. The Yankees have weathered Stanton’s injury — and injuries to Aaron Judge and scads of other players — but a team can’t defy gravity forever. At some point you need your established threats back. With Stanton coming back tonight, Judge coming back later this week and with the addition of Edwin Encarnación in that trade with Seattle, the Bombers should continue to hit bombs throughout the summer.