Yankees referred to as batsmen / outfielder Giancarlo Stanton MLB Network’s Jon Heyman won’t be stepping down from his contract at the end of the season. This is the only opt-out for Stanton, who has seven years and $ 215 million left on the $ 325 million 13-year extension he signed with the Marlins prior to the 2015 season. Given how much guaranteed money is left for Stanton’s Pact, it’s no surprise he stays there.
Even after signing his mega-deal, Stanton continued to play with the Marlins when he won the NL MVP in 2017 with a season of 59 home runs. But the cost-saving Marlins then moved on from Stanton, sending him and most of the money he had left on his contract to the Yankees ahead of the 201
Stanton wasn’t an MVP caliber producer in his first season with the Yankees, but he’s still cut .266 / .343 / .509 with 38 home runs in 705 record appearances and 158 games. Since then, various injuries have slowed 30-year-old Stanton, who missed 144 games in 2019 and has appeared in just 22 of the Yankees’ 58 competitions this season. To his credit, Stanton continues to pose a serious threat when he’s healthy, having fought .273 / .397 / .508 with seven HRs in 157 rides on the plate for 19 years, but the Yankees certainly didn’t expect this miss so much time when they acquired it.