Yankees activate OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton from injured list

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NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton was activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday after recovering from a right calf strain and was in the lineup for New York against the Detroit Tigers.

Stanton missed nine games after exiting in the seventh inning on May 24 against Baltimore. An MRI showed no structural damage and the slugger resumed batting practice on Tuesday.

“Excited to get him back,” manager Aaron Boone said Saturday. “Excited that it was something minor that he was essentially able to continue to get work in really over the entire 10 days. So just excited have him back.”

Before going on the injured list for the fourth straight season, Stanton was hitting .285 with 11 homers and 35 RBIs. He hit seven homers in his 20 games before the injury.

Stanton has split time between designated hitter and right field and Boone said he will likely return to the field at some point during next week’s three-game series at Minnesota.

Stanton returned to the outfield in the second half of last season and batted .302 with nine homers and 18 RBIs during his starts in right and left field. This year, he is hitting .343 with five homers and 17 RBIs in his 19 games in right.

To make room for Stanton, outfielder Miguel Andujar was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre.

Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.