Aaron Judge is one of the most important players in the New York Yankees\’ current bullpen. And yesterday, he made another move to overcome Roger Maris\’ 61 Home Run record. In a historic 7-4 win against the Los Angeles Angels, Judge hit his 51st HR of the season. Now, the Yankees right-fielder is just ten homers away from making an all-time record and setting up his dominance in the MLB world. However, another player might add up to the Yankees\’ IL after the winning game against the Angels. But who is that? Keep reading to find out.
Jameson Taillon Suffering Right Arm Contusion, X-Rays Negative
Sadly, just after two innings on Tuesday night, starter Jameson Taillon was pulled out of the game against the Angels. Jameson suffered a right forearm contusion after being hit by a 91 mph liner from Magneuris Sierra\’s bat. However, the Bombers are fortunate that his X-rays for a possible fracture turned out negative. Aaron Boone also hoped that the Yankees starter wouldn\’t miss any time or game in the foreseeable future. \”Obviously, [the ball] got him good. We\’ll just have to see how the next couple of days unfolds,\” Boone stated while hoping that his swelling would come down.
Taillon also addressed his injury updates and revealed that he was already feeling better. The Yankees player stated, \”I was in some pain and then got X-rays, found out those were negative, and then we\’ve just been treating it, and I\’m already seeing some improvement.\” Now, he will get the treatment, and Jameson will then try to play catch on the off day in Tampa.
Update On Yankees\’ Injured Players
Yankees manager Aaron Boone also provided updates on the other players of the IL. Currently, there are thirteen players out of the total forty who are sidelined due to some or other injuries. Apparently, Aroldis Chapman is healing from the leg infection because of his recent tattoo. Meanwhile, Harrison Bader is staying on the 60- day IL due to his plantar fasciitis. However, Boone revealed that Bader started taking some swings within the last few days.
Moreover, another Yankees injured player, Luis Severino, who was on a low-grade right lat strain, will start the rehab assignment on either Thursday or Friday. Although it is still unclear if Severino will pitch for the Tampa Tarpons or if a different affiliate will. Regarding Severino, Boone added, \”I don\’t know his exact date of when he\’s eligible and how it times up with his five days and getting his next one. I would think he\’ll probably get three, but we\’ll see.\”
Elsewhere, Matt Carpenter is recovering from a fractured left foot when he fouled a pitch off his back foot. He is scheduled to undergo another x-ray soon. And those results will decide Carpenter\’s near future to join the Yankees bullpen.