The New York Yankees have suffered yet another major injury this time to star right fielder Aaron Judge.
Following a swing during the game on Saturday against you can see Judge grimace and run briskly to first. Judge left the game which was a big concern considering Judge never leaves games with an injury unless it is serious. Judge is a known leader and will play through anything he can physically handle.
Usually, when a player is reaching to their side it signals an oblique problem. That is exactly what Judge has suffered. So far there is no timetable for his return which is even more frightening. Judge is scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks. That means in two weeks we may get a timeline. It isn’t proven but it is probable that Judge will probably be out around a month or even more.
Judge landing on the IL is just one of a plethora of injuries the Yankees has suffered from this year. At the moment of writing this Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks, Greg Bird, Troy Tulowitzki, Didi Gregorious, Miguel Andujar, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, and Dellin Betances are all on the IL. That is the bigger problem the Yankees are facing. The Yankees could arguably win a Wild Card game with the roster of the injured list. Current Starting position players that are healthy right now are Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu, Luke Voit, and Gleyber Torres.
Now, Gary Sanchez is scheduled to come back next week and that is huge because he started off this year playing really well and it is good to have the pitcher have the fear of facing Gary Sanchez. but other than Gary no one has a real date expected to back.
The Yankees biggest goal during all these injuries is simple. Stay at .500. Keep it close in the division and don’t dig yourself too deep inside a hole. When all these players return from injuries than that is when the Yankees will get back to being the dominant yanks.
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