The New York Yankees are desperately missing Aaron Judge’s bat and glove and it looks like they’ll be missing him for a while longer.
New York Yankees fans rue the day that Aaron Judge went down with injury. It’s been 20 days without Judge in the lineup and things have been going downhill for the Yanks.
Well, Thursday marked three weeks since his injury and he has yet to pick up the bat, like the Yankees hoped.
Thursday afternoon, Judge gave an unfortunate update on his untimely injury.
“I haven’t really done any motions of trying to extend it out because that’s the motion that gets me – when I full extend like that, it kind of bothers my wrist,” Judge said to The Post per Greg Joyce. “Just a sharp pain whenever I flex the wrist like that.”
Judge also told The Post that he has yet to pick up a bat.
That’s a discouraging sign for the Bombers, who were hoping to have him back in the lineup as soon as possible. Now it seems like the Bronx court will be without its Judge for a while longer.
As a starter, Judge is batting .286. He is also a key hitter in Yankee Stadium, batting .375 with 18 home runs in his home ballpark.
While he can’t swing the bat, at least he’s been doing running drills to make sure he’s in great shape when the time finally comes for him to return.
Brian Cashman told WFAN Wednesday afternoon that another MRI was performed on Judge with no changes to his current diagnosis.
Well, the Yankees have to learn to win without Judge, which they haven’t been able to do as of late. It seems like they aren’t just missing Judge’s bat and glove…they might be missing his leadership as well.
Let’s all pray to the baseball gods to get Aaron Judge back as soon as possible. That is, before fans start donating their own wrists for this superstar.