Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton takes live BP Thursday

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (calf) took live batting practice on Wednesday.

What It Means:

Stanton hit an opposite-field homer during the session and he continues to make progress. He's expected to resume running on Thursday, and that will likely help provide a clearer sense of when Stanton will be cleared to play. The 30-year-old slugger still isn't expected to be ready for Opening Day.

numberFire's models project Stanton to bat .268 with 39 home runs, 96 RBI, and 83 runs scored this season.

Source: Bryan Hoch