2018-03-08 / Sports

Yanks Stanton plays outfield

The Associated Press


Giancarlo Stanton defied the laws of baseball.

Starting in the unfamiliar position of left field for just the second time, Stanton didn’t have a single fly ball hit to him in the New York Yankees’ 7-2 win over Detroit. He played five innings and cleanly fielded a single and a double off the wall.

After acquiring the major league home run leader from Miami in December, the Yankees have two players whose most comfortable position is right. New manager Aaron Boone wants to try out both Stanton and AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge in left.

He was not disappointed about not getting a fly ball Tuesday.

“I got a little bit of action, that’s what we need,” he said. “Keep working at it.”

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