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Giancarlo Stanton may have come up short last week in the MLB Final Vote that determined the AL squad’s final roster spot for the 2018 All-Star Game. But it appears the New York Yankees superstar slugger consoled himself, if it was needed, by jetting down to the Caribbean with a model.
Stanton reportedly spent the All-Star Break soaking up the sun and enjoying the sand and surf in the Bahamas with Chase Carter, who made her debut in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue this year.
Stanton and Carter reportedly met up at CC Sabathia’s charity softball game last month and hit it off. Sports Gossip shared footage from an Instagram story posted by the 21-year-old model. The video features the couple making S’mores and Stanton gallivanting on the beach.
Meanwhile, on the field, Stanton presumably is looking forward to the unofficial last half of the MLB season after heating up following a slow start.
The struggles continued into May to some extent, but Stanton began to turn things around in June. And so far in July, Stanton is on fire, batting .412 with three home runs and eight RBI in 47 at-bats.
All told, Stanton is slashing at a .278/.346/.518 clip with 23 homers and 55 RBI at the break. So, all things considered, Stanton probably was just fine missing out on all the All-Star Game festivities. For a few reasons, apparently.