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Stanton at RF, Judge at LF? Yankees say it's 'on the table'

Stanton in RF, Judge in LF? The Yankees said so s About the table

TAMPA, Fla. — The Yankees believe playing a few more innings in the outfield will help Giancarlo Stanton reach his potential this season. Aaron Judge has a suggestion on how to do it.

“I did mention it to them,’ If we need Big G in right field at Yankee Stadium, put me in left field,'” Judge said. “I don’t mind. I don’t mind switching positions so we can play me, [center fielder Harrison Budd] and Big G. We’re going to get some reps in spring training and hopefully feel comfortable there.”

Yankees manager Aaron Boone says there are no The established plan to start playing Judge in left field, though Boone admits the concept is “on the table.” Like Boone, Stanton believes he would benefit from semi-regular duties in the outfield.

“I think when I was an outfielder I’ll have a lot more mobility,” Stanton said. “As an outfielder, you’re more involved in the game, whereas [as] a DH, you’re inside most of the time keeping warm and hitting the ball, kind of like watching the game on TV.”

Stanton hit right in best season at

Road with the Marlins, when he was with Home run and 94 RBI to win National League MVP award . Since then, he has primarily served as designated hitter, including 73 Last season started in DH against 31 Outfield ( in right field and four in left).

“It will continue to be similar to last year,” Stein Dayton said. “[In July], I hit a roadblock with [the left Achilles] injury, but you’ve got to have a game plan like that and see what we can achieve and put us in the best shape to win every night — lineup anywhere in.”

the judge said: ” I know he wants to be a good outfielder. He’s good there.”

Boone said he would not want Stanton to play in Yankee Stadium’s wider left field, despite having Stanton patrol smaller venues like Boston’s Fenway Park and Houston’s Minute Maid Park Left field is a consideration. Out of necessity, Stanton started on left twice in last year’s American League Championship Series.

“I’m open to things like this, especially At home,” Boone said. “So we’ll see. That’s something I’d say I’m at least thinking about, and we’ll see how we can make it work and have player reps in different positions. So it’s not decided yet, but it’s on my board matter.”

The Yankees seem to be entering spring, at Switching hitters Aaron Hicks and Oswaldo Cabrera have battled for left field, and general manager Brian Cashman said he doubts Hicks will win the starting job.

But the judge’s suggestion may change the combination; e.g. , more outfield starts could provide time for Josh Donaldson to fill the DH role, which could help ease a crowded infield mix. Last year’s All-Star Game MVP, Stanton struggled in the second half to. 110/.294/.290 Hit the slash 19 home run and 59 73 In-game dots.

“I have no idea27 [home run] there, but I know an all-star, medium Level wrecking ball, if he’s healthy, he’s there,” Boone said. “The bottom line is that while we can make him post all the time, he has the ability to post a lot of data. That’s still absolutely there. It’s just getting him to post 110 times or anything else.”

Stanton participated in 290 of 546 from 2019 Possible regular season play since the start of the season.

“I believe he hits the outfield, I think it’s good for him It’s good for the game, but I also think it’s good for his health,” Boone said. “I think it’s good that when he’s healthy, he’s not just a DH. I feel like if you’re going to squat or bench press or run a marathon, you can’t just sit there and not do it. You have to work on those things “

JUDGES ENTERING HALF-TIME 38 and31 was in right field last season, but he never appeared in left field as a major league player. He played seven games at 294 against Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, last inning was The regular season position was earned during his freshman season at Fresno State.

“The only way you can really test things is by throwing yourself There,” Judge said. “Wish I could play a few games there.”




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