Injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton is not in the New York Yankees‘ starting lineup Thursday for Game 4 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that he was uncertain whether Stanton would play in Game 4. Boone is expected to address the media again later Thursday.

Stanton, sidelined with a strained quad, did a pregame workout and ran the bases Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. The injury-riddled outfielder hasn’t played since Game 1 on Oct. 12. He is 3-for-10 with a homer and four walks in four games this postseason.

Aaron Hicks will start in center field and bat third while slumping catcher Gary Sanchez will bat seventh.


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