Yankees rookie slugger Aaron Judge left Tuesday night’s 3-0 win over the Dodgers in the fifth inning after straining his right oblique while batting during the previous half-inning.
The Yankees announced Judge will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday.
Manager Joe Girardi suggested Judge could be done for the season.
“It’s possible,” Girardi said. “Obviously it’s his right rib cage. He’ll have an MRI [Wednesday], so we won’t see him for a while.”
Well it looks like the 2016 Aaron Judge experiment has come to an end. I’m not going to lie, it’s best for the team to shut him down for the remainder of the year. Prior to his injury Tuesday night, Judge was batting .179 with 4 home runs and 10 RBI’s. He’s shown early power since being called up on August 13th. He’s also struck out 42 times in 84 at-bats. That’s like me in Little League status awfulness.
Aaron Judge has the potential to be an absolute monster in the batter’s box but as of now he’s a kid attempting to play big league ball. A pitcher can throw a pickoff to the first baseman and Aaron Judge will try to take a swing at it. He has zero plate discipline and it’s a problem. You have to hit the ball into the field and let the defense make a play. You have to.
Get well soon, Aaron. But like, not too soon though.
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