The New York Yankees Slugger Aaron Judge is practicing his wits to recovery after the blow he received to his wrist in July while playing against the Kansas City Royal. He was hit by a ball thrown at 94 mph, a fastball by Jakob Junis.
He has had a little swing at practice on Tuesday and is feeling a lot better but the pain he says persists. After the New York Yankees match against Minnesota Twins the manager, Aaron Bone hopeful for his ace player’s return said that he was feeling better and soon will join the team in battles.
The Yankees have suffered a lot lately, going from 65-36 (.644) to 25-18 (.581) and we can say that judge’s absence has been felt immensely. In fact, the missing is so much that Aaron Boone sometimes writes down his name in the lineup card to mess around at nights. Boone said, “I talk to him and sometimes at night I’ll add his name in the lineup when I’m screwing messing around, for fun.” He added, “Clearly, he is a great player and so important to our team, the length he adds to our lineup. When you saw us at our best this year we could crush you down below, too.’’
Judge’s been continuing his practice and has shown a lot of progress in throwing strong through his right arm. He even launched several home runs while his batting practices.
Judge’s return isn’t fixed yet, as Boone has not made a firm timetable for him, as for the slugger himself he says, “When I’m out there, I’m out there” about his return.
The Yankees have entered a three-game series against the AL Leading Red Sox at Yankees Stadium. Even though the talks of Judge’s return are surfacing the Red Sox are still be too soon for him. Up next are The Orioles for another three-game series, possibly Judge would be able to return by that time or the regular season games. There are four games against Rays are waiting for Yankees in ST. Petersburg. Fla., and then there are three in Boston.
“I think he will be back. I don’t want to race out. Yes, I am positive he will be back but I don’t want to get too far ahead,’’ Boone said before Tuesday night’s game against the Twins at Target Field. “I just want to get through these days and continue to build. But he is on a good track hopefully to be back sooner than later.’’
He’ll continue with a batting line of .285/.398/.548 along with 26 home runs and 61 RBI in 447 plate appearances. The right fielder continues to make strides in his recovery While Yankees fight their worst enemy The Red Sox for wild card entry. Yankees lack 8 games as compared to Red Sox and gradually are trying to make their way up. What remains unclear is will they be able to make it let’s hope for the best and we’ll do our best to keep you updated.