Aaron Judge exits Saturday's game with oblique injury

Tanya Simon
April 22, 2019

Not only just between the lines, obviously, but what he means to us in the room.

"It's Aaron Judge. He's one of the great players in the game, " Boone said.

The slugging outfielder was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals after suffering an oblique injury. Dating back to his transcendent rookie season, Judge ranks third in the majors in wRC+ (161) and fifth in both fWAR (14.1) and home runs (83).

That includes Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sánchez, Miguel Andújar, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Aaron Hicks and Troy Tulowitzki. Judge missed all of August and half of September last season after suffering a chip fracture in his right wrist, which also came against the Royals. Mike Ford and Mike Tauchman are the two that have stood out although they aren't big names.

Child thrown from third-floor balcony at MOA showing signs of recovery
Aranda watched as the judge discussed scheduling in the case with prosecutors and defense attorneys. Officers estimated that the boy fell approximately 39 feet before smashing onto the floor.

Judge had homered in the first for a NY team already missing a dozen players because of injuries. "I feel like it can make the end all that much more sweet".

The Yankees called that a grade 2 strain, but Boone said Sunday there was no grade on this injury: "With obliques, they don't grade; it's not like that".

Infielder Thairo Estrada, the only remaining healthy position player on the 40-man roster, was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team is already without ace Luis Severino, reliever Dellin Betances and a whole lineup worth of key hitters. Could be a little while before we get definitive word about anything.

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