Aaron Judge
Yankees captain Aaron Judge takes batting practice with live pitching from teammate Jonathan Loaisga. JASON SZENES FOR THE NEW YORK POST

The curious case of Aaron Judge and his alleged abs injury keeps getting murkier day by day. The New York Yankees captain has been off the field since March 10, when he was pulled up after a mere two at-bats vs the Braves. Initially, the team claimed Judge’s short stint was pre-planned.

But Aaron Judge came forward to admit having an injury scare surrounding his abdominal region. Since then, the captain has not picked up a bat until this Sunday. To further make matters worse, Judge skipped his initial return timeline, which added to the confusion. But skipper Aaron Boone finally has a definite date for the fans.


Aaron Judge Should Be ‘Good’ To Return On Wednesday, Says Aaron Boone

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The New York Yankees captain, Aaron Judge, has been sidelined from the Grapefruit League since March 10 due to an abs discomfort. Despite no substantial damage on MRI scans, the captain only resumed hitting this weekend. He was originally slated to return last Saturday. But the plan was scratched at the last minute after Judge skipped batting practices. However, fortunately, the slugger has reportedly resumed hitting behind the scenes. According to the latest rumors, Judge hit off the tee and toss this weekend. Not only that, he will face a ball machine today, as suggested by skipper Aaron Boone. Further reacting to Judge’s potential return timeline, Boone, who had earlier refused to predict anything, offered a glimmer of hope.

Aaron Boone insists that Aaron Judge should be good to go on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. “I’ve obviously failed on this part the last week. So yes, that is the plan, playing Wednesday,” said Boone. The manager further revealed that Judge had a good day in the batting cage on Monday. He had the velocity against the breaking ball machine and, overall, seemed in good shape. Besides, Boone expects the captain to feature in four of the Yankees’ final six Grapefruit League games, thus giving him enough time on the plate to build up for the opening-day matchup against the Houston Astros. Overall, Aaron Boone reaffirmed that the plan with Judge is to be cautious and not turn the minor inconvenience into a real threat. “I think it is smart. I think he’ll be good,” concluded Boone.

Judge Apparently Missed Schedule BP Again!

Aaron Judge
Aaron Judge sat out the spring training games on March 11, 2024. AP

Amid reports of a comeback on Wednesday, Aaron Judge’s continued absence from batting practices is only adding confusion to the existing drama. As per Chris Kirschner, the Yankees captain once again missed the scheduled hitting session on the field on Monday due to undisclosed reasons. Interestingly, Aaron Judge also skipped a hitting session on Friday, after which he jumped Saturday’s return timeline.

However, the sources within the New York Yankees camp suggest Aaron Judge has been putting in some work behind the scenes. He hit off the tee and toss this weekend and has been facing machine balls as well. At the moment, Judge is taking a slow and steady approach to avert aggravation. Regardless, a Wednesday return for the captain seems highly likely.

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