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Multiple Yankees Stars Set to Rejoin Team Against Dodgers in LA

The New York Yankees are getting healthy at the right time (well not for Dodger fans). As the team travels to Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers this weekend, they’re getting three key contributors back.

Giancarlo Stanton, who’s been out since April 15, is traveling to Los Angeles for the weekend series. So is Josh Donaldson, who’s been out since April 5. And finally, former Dodgers RHP Tommy Kahnle, who’s yet to suit up for the Yankees this season, is traveling to Los Angeles for the series, too.

A big joke in Los Angeles is that everyone gets healthy when they play the Lakers, but the Dodgers are starting to become that team, too.

Earlier this season, Bryce Harper made a miraculous recovery from Tommy John surgery, getting back in the lineup just 160 days later. His first game, of course, was against the Dodgers.

The Yankees have been able to remain afloat without three of their guys, however, they’ll be very happy to get them back in time for this series in LA.

On Thursday, they officially activated all three of them off the injured list, getting them set to play as soon as Friday.

Stanton is obviously the best of the bunch, and he’s a Los Angeles native who grew up a fan of the Dodgers. So he’ll likely have some friends and family in the crowd, and would love to put on a show for all of them this weekend.

As for Kahnle, he made a great impact on the Dodgers in the second half of last season before signing with New York in the offseason. He hasn’t played for them yet as he’s been on the 60-day IL, so he’ll not only want to show his new team what he has, but he’ll want to show his old team what they’re missing, too.

On the other side of things, the Dodgers are somewhat getting healthier, as they’ll be welcoming back RHP Michael Grove, who’s been out since April 20 with a groin injury. He’ll be seeing quite the loaded Yankees lineup, so he better bring his best stuff in his return on Saturday.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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