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Judge, Stanton in Yankees lineup

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

For the first-time, this spring training, the New York Yankees will have their two sluggers in the lineup. They will bat second and third against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.

The Yankees, who are 5-0 this spring, will have Aaron Judge batting second and being their designated hitter.

Giancarlo Stanton (Getty Images)

Giancarlo Stanton (Getty Images)

Giancarlo Stanton, who was acquired by the Yankees in a blockbuster deal with the Miami Marlins in Dec., will bat third. He will also play in right field.

Since they both play the same position, it’s going to be tough for first-year manager Aaron Boone to find them both playing time at the same time. Right now, one may play the field and the other would be the designated hitter.

The Yankees have been working with both players in an attempt to move one to left field.

Stanton, the 28-year-old slugger, had .281 batting average with career-highs, as he slugged 59 home runs and 132 RBIs in his final season with the Marlins. He was with the franchise for the past eight-years, where he had appeared in 986 games with .268 batting average along with 267 home runs and 672 RBIs.

He is projected to have .264 batting average with 43 home runs and a 104 RBIs, according to Baseball Reference.

Judge, the 25-year-old slugger, who played his first full season in the Bronx last season, had .284 batting average with 52 home runs and 114 RBIs.

“The Judge,” as he is known, is projected to have .272 batting average with 37 home runs and 86 RBIs, according to Baseball Reference.


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