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Giancarlo Stanton’s Agent Claps Back at Yankees GM Brian Cashman for Critical Comment

Baseball's offseason isn't even a month old, but Yankees general manger Brian Cashman has already made a year’s worth of headlines. 

First, there was the profane rant on the subject of New York's approach to analytics—a diatribe that followed the Yankees' worst season by winning percentage since 1992.

Then, the veteran executive publicly criticized right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, telling reporters that getting hurt “seems to be part of his game.” 

Agent Joel Wolfe at baseball's winter meetings on Dec. 11, 2017.

Joel Wolfe, agent for New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton, had a pretty scathing response to general manager Brian Cashman’s recent comments about his client.

Now, Cashman is facing the consequences of his actions: Stanton's agent, Joel Wolfe, issued a blistering response to the general manager's latest statement Tuesday afternoon.

“I read the context of the entire interview,” Wolfe told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. “I think it’s a good reminder for all free agents considering signing in New York both foreign and domestic that to play for that team you’ve got to be made of Teflon, both mentally and physically because you can never let your guard down even in the offseason.”

Stanton has played more than 140 games just once in six years with the Yankees. Despite his injury issues, he has averaged 40 home runs and 106 RBIs per 162 games in the Bronx.

The five-time All-Star has four years remaining on the 13-year contract he signed with the Marlins in 2014, plus a club option for 2028.