The New York Yankees finally breathed a sigh of relief as they welcomed back captain Aaron Judge into the lineup after two weeks of long absence. The slugger suffered from a mild hip strain during the game against Texas Rangers and was pulled out immediately. Later, the MRI scans confirmed the worst, and the Yankees immediately handed Judge a 10-day IL stint. While the slugger protested the move, the management downplayed his request stating it was in the best interest of the hitter.
The New York Yankees suffered a lot during Aaron Judge’s absence. In the past 10 days that Judge missed, the Yankees registered 6 losses in 10 game appearances. Apparently, the offense majorly remained on the downside, which eventually hurt the lineup even more. Regardless, now that the captain is back, the Yankees are beaming in joy and register a stellar victory shortly after his return.
Aaron Judge Reinstated From IL As Yankees Announce Multiple Roster Moves
Before Tuesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees announced multiple roster moves. The most obvious and major move was the return of Aaron Judge, the captain, to the Yankees lineup. The team successfully reinstated him from the 10-day IL stint without any restriction. Moreover, to make space for the slugger, the team placed prospect Oswald Peraza into IL for 10 days due to ankle strain. Also, the Bombers called up reliever Greg Weissert from Triple-A.
The Yankees manager, Aaron Boone, was thrilled to welcome the captain back. He referred to Aaron Judge as the MVP and said that getting Judge and Harrison Bader back to the lineup has added more length to the depth. However, the skipper affirmed that the team would stay mindful of the slugger’s workload. While he is reinstated with zero restrictions, the management will occasionally hand him a day off or start him as the DH. Boon added they would check with Aaron Judge about his status after every game to ensure he deals with no further damage. Overall, the return of the home run king will surely boost the Yankee’s offense majorly, as the team still faces challenges in the East.
Bombers’ Offense Destroys The Struggling Athletics
The New York Yankees faced Oakland Athletics for the second matchup of the series on Tuesday. The Yankees gained a major boost prior to the game as their leader, Aaron Judge, returned to the lineup after two weeks of absence. His addition boosted the offense as the team went on to record 10 runs against 5 from Athletics. Judge immediately resumed his business by securing two RBIs. Moreover, a couple of homers from Gleyber Torres and Jake Bauers helped the team earn a commanding lead of five runs at the end of three innings.
On the defensive part, Clarke Schmidt pitched for six innings, his career high, and gave away two runs while striking out seven batters. The reliever closed the game perfectly, and the Yankees recorded another series win. However, the team still ranks last in the American League East table, owing to the rough past weeks. The series will resume for the final game on Wednesday, with the Yankees starting as favorites.