It’s been almost a month since Aaron Judge fractured his right wrist when he was hit by a pitch, and the New York Yankees slugger is no closer to returning to the lineup.
At the time of the injury, Judge was expected to miss three to four weeks. It appears it’s going to be longer than that, as manager Aaron Boone told reporters prior to Friday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles that Judge still is feeling pain in the wrist and hasn’t started to swing again. He added that New York is done guessing when Judge will return.
As of Saturday, the Yankees were 16-10 in the 26 games that Judge has missed and have maintained their lead in the American League Wild Card.
While it’s still a longshot for New York to catch the Boston Red Sox atop the division, they will need Judge at full strength if they have any plans to go deep into October.
New York has been hit with the injury bug over the past month with Gary Sanchez, Aroldis Chapman and Didi Gregorius joining Judge on the disabled list over that time.
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