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Giancarlo Stanton has ‘no new injury’


UPDATE: Yankees manager Aaron Boone said this morning that an MRI on Giancarlo Stanton‘s right knee showed “no new injury. It’s feeling sore and stiff, but he’s not dealing with any swelling and he’s listed as available for today’s game, even if he’s not in the lineup.

9:16 AM: Giancarlo Stanton was pulled from last night’s game against the Blue Jays due to right knee pain, which the Yankees are calling a knee contusion. He’ll have an MRI today after which more will be known.

It’s not entirely clear when Stanton suffered the injury, but he made an awkward headfirst slide at one point last night and may have banged it. It happens.

Stanton has played six games since returning from an extended stay on the injured list. He’s 7-for-23 with a homer and seven RBI in that time.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.