Watch as Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin leaps above the right-center field wall at Yankee Stadium to rob Brian McCann of a home run in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday night …
On the replay you can see the ball nearly pops out of Martin’s glove as he’s on the way down. The young center fielder entered play Tuesday with a weak .267/.324/.373 batting line, but he can play some defense.
Giancarlo Stanton will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday with High-A Tampa. That according to the team’s Tweet to that effect.
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. Figure he’ll need a week or so of minor league games to get back to playing speed.
At the time Stanton’s injury seemed to be a catastrophic thing for the team’s chances, but after a sluggish start the Yankees have been on fire for weeks and now sit in first place in the American League East.
Still, getting Stanton back will be a big boost for the New York lineup. He’s hit a few homers in his time, I hear.