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Stanton expected to be ready for season

Giancarlo Stanton had been considered unlikely to be ready for the beginning of the regular season after straining his right calf in late February, but with Major League Baseball pushing Opening Day back, the Yankees expect to have the slugger ready and rested whenever their team returns to the field.

“He looks good,” hitting coach Marcus Thames said on Wednesday. “He did some stuff inside and then we took a couple of rounds on the field, trying to space ourselves out, not touching the balls and all kinds of stuff.”

Stanton, DJ LeMahieu, Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade performed on-field hitting at the George M. Steinbrenner Field complex on Wednesday as the Yankees continue informal, staggered workouts for players on the 40-man roster. J.A. Happ, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka and Luke Voit were among the other players present.

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