Aaron Judge ‘feeling better’ but Yankees have no update on return
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is feeling “better,” according to Yankees Manager Aaron Boone. This comes a week after Judge was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right toe contusion and ligament sprain. Judge smashed his toe into the concrete at the base of the Dodger Stadium right-field wall on June 3. However, there is still no public information about how much time he will miss from the lineup. The swelling in Judge’s toe has not subsided enough for him to be further evaluated by the team. Boone spoke with Michael Schuk, the Yankees’ director of sports medicine and rehabilitation, who is optimistic about “the improvements they’re seeing swelling-wise.” But the exact prognosis is still unclear.
Meanwhile, Anthony Rizzo entered the Yankees’ game against the Red Sox Saturday in a 1-for-27 slump after missing a series in Seattle with a neck injury. DJ LeMahieu started at first base for the team but went 0-for-3. Boone said multiple times that Rizzo’s neck is no longer bothering him.
In other team news, center fielder Harrison Bader worked out on the field Saturday as he continues to build up after being placed on the IL with a right hamstring strain. A return date is still unclear at this point, and it is not known if Bader will need a rehab assignment.
Lastly, the first Yankees-Red Sox game of the season on Friday lasted just 2 hours, 28 minutes, an almost unprecedented feat for such rivals who are known for playing long games. Boone credited the success of the pitch clock for the swift game.
What injury does Aaron Judge have?
Aaron Judge has a right toe contusion and sprain of the ligament.
How long will Judge be out of the lineup?
It is unclear how much time Aaron Judge will miss from the lineup.
What is Anthony Rizzo’s injury?
Anthony Rizzo had a neck injury but is no longer being bothered by it, according to Manager Aaron Boone.
When will Harrison Bader return to the Yankees lineup?
A return date for Harrison Bader is still unclear.
Why was the first Yankees-Red Sox game of the season so short?
The game lasted just 2 hours, 28 minutes, thanks to the implementation of the pitch clock.
Yankee’s Aaron Judge reports improvement but no news on returning.
After sustaining an injury to his toe, Aaron Judge is beginning to feel “better,” according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Judge has been on the 10-day injured list with a right toe contusion and a ligament sprain. He has not been further evaluated, as the swelling in his toe had not subsided enough, and there is no public information on how much time he will miss. The Yankees have said they will not know how long their captain will be absent from the lineup until they can get a better look at his toe, which he injured in early June. Michael Schuk, the club’s director of sports medicine and rehabilitation, is optimistic about improvements they’re seeing in terms of swelling, but evidently not enough improvement has been made yet.