Wed, 21 Oct 2020

Report: Yankees OF Stanton will not opt out of deal

Field Level Media
26 Sep 2020, 12:19 GMT+10

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will not opt out of his mega deal, MLB Network reported Friday, and will stay with a contract that still has seven years and $215 million remaining on it.

Stanton, 30, signed a 13-year, $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins before the 2015 season and was traded to the Yankees in December of 2017.

After hitting 38 home runs with 100 RBIs in 2018, his first season in the Bronx, Stanton has played just 39 games the past two seasons, hitting seven home runs with 23 RBIs. He had biceps, knee and quad injuries last season and has dealt with a hamstring issue this season.

Stanton, who was the National League MVP in 2017 with the Marlins when he hit 59 home runs, is a four-time All-Star who has a career .268 batting average and .547 slugging percentage. He has 312 career home runs in 11 seasons with 795 RBIs in 1,183 games.

His opt out opportunity after the 2020 season is the only one during the duration of his contract.

--Field Level Media

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