New York Yankees outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) took on-field batting practice off a machine on Friday at Yankee Stadium. Stanton isn't quite ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend, but he's expected to go on one early next week. If all goes well next week in live game action, the 33-year-old All-Star slugger could come off the injured list to rejoin the starting lineup for a big three-game series next weekend on the road against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stanton never can seem to stay healthy for long stretches, but when he's healthy, he provides fantasy managers with elite power in a strong lineup. Before his injury, he had hit four home runs and driven in 11 runs in 13 games played.
Source: MLB.com - Bryan Hoch