Aaron Judge

A crucial season is coming up for New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge this year. In his first year as captain, the team finished outside the postseason with an abysmal 82-80 record. Moreover, to further add to the misery, Judge endured an abs injury ahead of the 2024 rebound season.

Aaron Judge missed 10 consecutive days with discomfort in his abdominal region. Fortunately, after multiple scans and a cautious approach, Judge was able to return in spring ahead of opening day. Moreover, now that the captain is back to the grind, skipper Aaron Boone has scheduled an experiment for him in the following spring outing.


Aaron Judge To Play Left Field On Friday!

Boone is in his sixth season as Yankees manager. Robert Sabo for NY Post

In a massive pre-season scare, Aaron Judge missed 10 days with abs discomfort. Despite clean scans, he opted for rest and built up slowly and steadily. Eventually, Judge made his much-awaited return on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and drove an RBI double. Not only that, as confirmed by skipper Aaron Boone, the captain is scheduled to play three more spring games before flying out to Houston for the opening day series. Notably, the slugger won’t be traveling to Mexico for the exhibition spring games. Having said that, due to overflowing depth in the outfield, Aaron Boone has several experiments in store for the captain. Besides playing pull time at center field, Judge will also be splitting his time in another position.

In a major experimental move, Aaron Boone has penciled Aaron Judge in left field for the Friday spring game against the New York Mets. While confirming the change, the skipper said playing Judge in left during spring was always the plan. If the experiment with Judge is successful, he will field the slugger in left field on days when Trent Grisham gets some time in center field. Notably, while Judge played left field during his college days, he has yet to embrace the role in the major leagues. So far in his MLB career, the former MVP has only played right field and center field. However, with overflowing outfield options, Boone intends to experiment with Judge’s position to accommodate the rest of the depth. It would be interesting to see how Aaron embraces the new role in what could be one of his final spring outings.

Judge In ‘Good Spot’ After Spring Return!

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Aaron Judge runs off the field during the Yankees’ game against the Braves on March 10, 2024. AP

In a big boost ahead of opening day, New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge retuned to spring grind after 10 days of absence due to abs discomfort. After the game, Judge said he is in good spot and remains confident of being ready for opening day series against Houston Astros.

Aaron Judge is the glue that holds the New York Yankees together. In his absence, the team suffered massively last year. Therefore, Judge wants to avoid any situation that forces him to miss out on crucial stretches down the line in the regular season. That’s exactly why he chose to rest in spring training. That being said, the slugger will be back in action on Friday vs Mets.

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