Aaron Judge likely to miss rest of the season with oblique strain


When the Yankees announced Aaron Judge left Tuesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers with an oblique strain, the team was sure Judge was going to be out for quite some time.

Now it’s almost a given that Judge is going to miss the remainder of the year as he undergoes an MRI on Wednesday afternoon.

“This is the first time I’ve dealt with something like this,” Judge said after the Yankees defeated the Dodgers 3-0 on Tuesday night. “It’s tough. No one wants to deal with an injury. … Especially right now. We’re in a race.”

Judge hit four home runs since his call-up on August 13, but he struck out 42 times in his 84 at-bats. Judge’s injury also leaves manager Joe Girardi with a tough predicament; Girardi will now have a difficult time giving veteran outfielders’ Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury days off going down the stretch.

In the meantime, the Yankees announced Rob Refsnyder will be the Yankees right fielder for the remainder of the season, and to add a bench player to the roster, the team has called up Mason Williams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.


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2 Responses to Aaron Judge likely to miss rest of the season with oblique strain

  1. Hate to see him go, love that power potential.However, he seems to have one swing.Hard stuff in, hard stuff away,soft stuff in, soft stuff away, same swing.His hands start too far away from his body.If it's me, I'm pulling his hands in towards his body a little and back a little.Then get rid of that shoulder turn before the pitch.A big, strong guy doesn't need to pre load, he's strong enough.Then soften that top hand.Inside pitch, the hands are already in.Outside pitch, let the ball travel a little, hold the bat angle and go get it, finish high.He could be a force.

  2. Roberto says:

    I love the analogy…I completely agree but since he's soooooo tall I'd like to see him open his base a bit and bend those knees some so he's not so vulnerable to the low pitch.

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