Monday, April 15 2024

After having an MRI on his abs on Monday that came back clean, it seemed that Aaron Judge was ready to get back on the field for the Yankees.

The former AL MVP was “penciled in” to start in center field on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays, manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Wednesday.

However, on Friday, Boone said “probably not” when asked by reporters if Judge would play Saturday.

Judge did not go through live BP on Friday, but the slugger said he planned to take swings in the batting cage with his workout.

Nevertheless, Boone said Judge has “plenty of runway” to be ready for Opening Day.

“He’s fine,” Boone said earlier this week. “The testing they did showed nothing.”

Judge, who received treatment on Wednesday, was pulled after two at-bats last Sunday and didn’t start either of the Yankees’ split-squad games on Monday. Boone said early this week that the outfielder was “mid-spring beat-up,” but Judge’s ailment was concerning enough for the Yankees outfielder to get testing to clear him.

In 14 at-bats this spring, Judge is hitting .143 with a .464 OPS.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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