The New York Yankees faced Texas Rangers for the series opener at Globe Life Field on Thursday. After avoiding a series of whitewash against the Minnesota Twins, the Bombers arrived in Texas with a lot of confidence. The problematic offense sorted out the underlying issues and steeped up just in time to clinch the game by 4-2.
Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu, and Jose Trevino slammed a home run each, and Oswald Peraza added another run to start a series on a winning note. However, the Yankees’ lead slugger and captain, Aaron Judge, suffered a massive injury scare. During the final game against the Twins, he hurt his wrist while awkwardly diving for a stolen base. But, the slugger dismissed the scare by appearing for an at-bat on the plate in the very next inning. However, it seems the issue lingered and aggravated in Texas.
Aaron Judge Removed From The Game Against Texas Due To Discomfort In Right Hip
The New York Yankees captain, Aaron Judge, avoided a minor injury scare on Wednesday and started in right field on Thursday against the Texas Rangers. However, the discomfort apparently aggravated overnight and hampered Judge’s outing against the Rangers. At the bottom of the fourth inning, the slugger was mysteriously removed from his at-bat. On top of that, he did not even return back to the field as Oswaldo Cabrera took his place in the right field.
Fans and analysts guessed that the wrist injury Aaron Judge sustained on Wednesday might have flared up, which led to his unfortunate ejection. However, after the game, the Yankees confirmed that the slugger was feeling some discomfort in his right hip. The team did not want to take any risk and called him out as a precautionary measure for now. Aaron Boone, the skipper, said he wanted to rest Judge for today’s game, but after having a consultation with the medical team and the slugger himself, he decided otherwise. It’s worth noting that no official word on Judge’s availability for the rest of the series has come out yet.
Judge Responds To Recent Injury Concerns, Provides A Timeline For Return
Aaron Judge missed more than half of the game against the Texas Rangers on Thursday after being pulled out at the bottom of the fourth inning. While the Yankees skipper did not provide any update, the slugger himself was up for a chat after the game and responded to the speculations. He said he sustained the hip injury during the awkward slide against the Twins. But it flared up with time.
Nonetheless, Aaron Judge bluntly dismissed any major concerns and said he should be fine after a couple of days of rest. That means he would surely miss the rest of the series against the Rangers. Still, Judge has avoided the dreaded IL for now. With Giancarlo Stanton already on the IL, losing the captain could prove catastrophic for the Yankees. Regardless, the story is still developing as we await an official confirmation from the Yankees’ front office.