Yankees' Aaron Judge (rib) wouldn't have been ready until "summertime"
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will not be ready for MLB action until the "summertime," according to general manager Brian Cashman.
Judge is dealing with a cracked rib, which was revealed at Spring Training to have occurred late in the 2019 season. Given the MLB's delayed opening due to coronavirus (and while a deal is on the table for the players to sign, it doesn't seem as though an end is necessarily near in sight), it may not matter at all. But had the season started on time, it seems as though the Yankees could have been without their star right fielder for an extended period of time.
In 102 games last season, Judge hit for a .272/.381/.540 slash line with 27 home runs and 55 RBI.
- Boston's Collin McHugh (elbow) expected to be ready for opening day July 3rd, 2020
- Rays' Jose Martinez absent from first day of summer workouts July 3rd, 2020
- Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (illness) unavailable for start of summer workouts July 3rd, 2020
- Padres' Tommy Pham tests positive for COVID-19 July 3rd, 2020
- Twins' Rich Hill (elbow) throws bullpen session July 3rd, 2020
- Twins' Willians Astudillo headed to COVID-19 injured list July 3rd, 2020
- Yankees' Gerrit Cole reportedly hitting up to 99 mph in sim games July 3rd, 2020
- Miguel Andujar could play in Yankees' outfield July 1st, 2020
- Yankees' Masahiro Tanaka back from Japan July 1st, 2020
- Aaron Hicks (elbow) expected to start for Yankees on Opening Day June 30th, 2020
- Giancarlo Stanton (calf) expected to open as Yankees' DH June 30th, 2020
- Yankees 'very optimistic' for Aaron Judge (rib) June 30th, 2020