Yankees GM Brian Cashman calls Giancarlo Stanton ‘injury-prone

By Samantha Stephensen

Getting hurt seems to be part of his Giancarlo Stanton’s game’ Cashman said last week

Here’s what Cashman said about Stanton at the GM Meetings in Scottsdale last week (per the New York Daily News): 

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“We’ve gotta get Stanton up and running again,” Cashman said in Arizona. “He’s injury-prone. We all have lived and known that, but he’s never not hit when he’s playing, and this year is the first time that that’s happened.” 
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“We try to limit the time he’s down,” Cashman said. “But I’m not gonna tell you he’s gonna play every game next year because he’s not. He’s going to wind up getting hurt again more likely than not because it seems to be part of his game. But I know that when he’s right and healthy – other than this past year – the guy’s a great hitter and has been for a long time.” 
“He’s going to wind up getting hurt again more likely than not because it seems to be part of his game?”

The truth is the truth and the truth hurts but those are still some pretty harsh words from the GM about a core member of the team. For what it’s worth, former Yankees (and Florida Marlins) teammate Cameron Maybin recently said he’s not sure Stanton wants to finish his career in New York.

Cashman’s remarks were not well received by Stanton’s people, Stanton’s agent Joel Wolfe responded: 

“I read the context of the entire interview. I think it’s a good reminder for all free agents considering signing in New York both foreign and domestic that to play for that team you’ve got to be made of Teflon, both mentally and physically because you can never let your guard down even in the offseason.”

Trouble is brewing in New York………….. Stay tuned

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