The New York Yankees’ move around Aaron Judge, who is likely to be listed on the injured list, is breathless.
Judge was replaced at the end of the 4th inning defense after digesting two at-bats in an away game against the Texas Rangers on the 28th (hereinafter Korean time). It was due to pain in his right hip.
Previously, he sprained his right wrist while sliding to third base against the Minnesota Twins on the 27th, and the Yankees report that his right side and leg were also strained.
The Yankees called Triple-A first baseman and outfielder Jake Bowers to the major leagues ahead of the Texas game on the 29th. Bowers played 328 games for the Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners from 2018 to 2021.
Bowers was included in the ‘taxi squad’ in case Judge was on the injured list (IL).
Judge had an MRI scan that day. His condition was reported to be poor. Judge, who was also excluded from the Texas game lineup, decided to take a break without additional examinations if there were no abnormalities as expected from the results of the MRI examination.
However, at present, he is suffering from severe pain that compels him to prepare for the IL registration.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, “Judge is the best player on the floor. You don’t have to say what he is to our team. Hopefully we don’t want to lose him for a long time.” All he said was that he did not wish to be listed as an IL.
In his second at-bat with one out and bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning against the Texas Rangers on the 28th, Judge struck out on a swing by opponent starter Andrew Heaney’s high fastball, and then went into the dugout and touched his left belt with his right hand, showing a painful expression. The seriousness of the situation has already been revealed.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
The last time Judge was on the IL was a coronavirus infection in July 2021. As for common injuries, a right calf injury in August 2020 is the most recent. He appeared in 157 games last year, batting average of 0.311, hitting 62 home runs and 131 RBIs, and was named MVP. He broke Roger Marys’ 1961 American League record for most home runs in a season.
As of this day, Judge has a batting average of 0.261 (24 hits in 92 at-bats), 6 home runs, 14 RBIs, 18 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.863 in 26 games.