MLB Sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, Mike Moustakas Placed on 10-Day Injured List


Giancarlo Stanton's healthy start to the 2020 season didn't last too long.

After enjoying an exciting and promising start to the season, in which he crushed two home runs in the first two games and batted .421 through the month of July, Stanton's production dropped off in August (.182 in eight games). He may not have a chance to up those August numbers now, either, as the team announced they were placing the slugger on the 10-day IL with a strained hamstring.

Stanton had just hit his third home run of the season in the first game of a double-header on Saturday.

However, he was pulled during the second game.

Stanton's injury woes got the best of him in the 2019 season, as well, as he only played in 18 games with 72 plate appearances in his second campaign with the Bronx Bombers.

Reds infielder Mike Moustakas got off to a similarly scorching start in July, swatting two home runs and batting .357 in four contests before going hitless in three August games.

He last played on August 4, striking out twice, and the Reds have announced that they're extending his absence.

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