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Yankees place Giancarlo Stanton on injured list with biceps strain

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Everyone is probably hoping this is an April Fools joke but I don’t think the Yankees would straight up lie about this sort of thing for the yuks: the club just tweeted that it has placed Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list with a strained bicep. They have called up Clint Frazier to take his place on the roster.

I didn’t see any word yesterday that he was injured, but I’m sure we’ll hear word about what happened later today. We do know that Stanton has started the season 2-for-8 with no extra base hits and four strikeouts in his first three games. There were even a smattering of boos following his ninth inning strikeout on Saturday.

Between this and the series loss to the lowly Orioles it’s been a tough first few days of the season for the Bombers.

UPDATE: Aaron Boone said today that Stanton suffered a Grade 1 strain of his left biceps tendon on a “funky swing” yesterday. He will be shut down for at least ten days and could very well miss the rest of April.

Blue Jays call up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio, son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has been called up by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Biggio, 24, was a fifth round selection in the 2016 draft. So far this year he has put up a .307/.445/.504 batting line with six home runs and five steals Triple-A Buffalo. He’s a utility guy of sorts, having spent time at first, second, third and all three outfield positions so far this year. He, perhaps ironically, has not caught yet in his pro career, nor does he play short. Still, that kind of flexibility in a young player can be pretty useful in this age of big bullpens. Especially if he continues to rake like he has. He’ll likely mostly play second base for the Jays starting out.

With Vlad Guerrero Jr. playing third base every day, Toronto now has two sons of Hall of Famers on their roster. That’s pretty neat.