Yankees have concerning updates on Giancarlo Stanton and 2 top prospects

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For the New York Yankees, when it rains, it monsoons, and then it tsunamis. The hits keep coming for this team as their play continues to worsen. Apparently, another off day on Monday couldn't solve anything for them.

Not only did Carlos Rodón give up four runs before even recording an out after the Yankees took the lead early, but DJ LeMahieu made another poor low-energy play, and by the end of the day another loss was added to the growing column.

If you were hoping for better news in any form, that wasn't available either. General manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone spoke to the media before the game and provided updates on a number of players who are working their way back to action.

Let's start with what impacts the Yankees most. Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out since June 23 with a hamstring injury, hasn't had a whole lot of updates/news surrounding him recently. But fans were encouraged when it was reported last week that he was ramping up to take part in baseball activities.

All we have now? Per Boone, Stanton "could be ready for a rehab assignment later this month" and he's not expected back soon after the All-Star break. OK, we'll see you at the trade deadline then, Giancarlo.

This offense is going to be in big trouble if that's the case, because outside of their 14-run barrage against the Red Sox on Saturday, the unit has been dead.

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Some other quick hitters: Jasson Dominguez has "ways to go" and Lou Trivino's progress has been "slow." Just so frustratingly unsurprising.

And that's not even the worst of it. Per Cashman, Clayton Beeter "is in jeopardy of missing the rest of the season" with his shoulder injury that's kept him out since May 16. Oh, you think? Two months on the shelf without any updates? That sure sounds like something that could be bad!

Heading into 2024, Beeter was expected to be a mid-to-late-season promotion to help the rotation/bullpen, but that was essentially thrown out the window after he had missed eight weeks of action.

The good news is that it's much easier to find pitching at the trade deadline. The bad news is that the Yankees' infield might be stuck with this struggling group until at least Jon Berti returns. Fans have been yearning for a Gleyber Torres replacement at second base, and top prospect Caleb Durbin was providing some hope for that.

But he was hit on the hand with a pitch back on May 23 and hasn't played since. Cashman claims Durbin won't be out of the season, but did not provide any specifics on his injury and did not give a timetable for his return. So we probably won't be seeing him for quite a while, which means he more than likely won't be making his MLB debut this year.

Sounds good. So nothing to look forward to? Got it. One of these days, we'll have something positive to relay, but for now, we'll remain left out in the storm without an umbrella.

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