Still working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, New York Yankees star Aaron Judge admitted Monday he doesn’t expect to be 100 percent healthy until his club kicks off the regular season March 29 against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
“It’s a work in progress until Opening Day,” Judge told ESPN’s Coley Harvey.
Judge, who underwent a cartilage cleanup and had a loose body removed from his left shoulder in November, is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut Wednesday. Though lingering discomfort hasn’t affected him in batting practice, Judge was held out of the lineup for the Yankees’ first four spring games, and the 25-year-old won’t make the road trip to Dunedin, Fla. to play the Blue Jays on Tuesday, either.
“I got my timing down and the arm feels good, so I think Wednesday’s the date and I’m looking forward to it,” Judge said.
If Aaron Judge isn’t totally healthy on opening day then Major League Baseball should do the smart thing and simply move back the entire season’s schedule until the face of baseball is 100% and smashing baseballs directly into the sun.
Sure, the Yankees now have Giancarlo Stanton who led all of the Majors with 59 home runs oh, and walked away with the National League MVP award but like, the Yankees belong to Aaron Judge.
Opening day is supposed to be the Yankees message to the world that they are not fucking around this season and they will be going 162-0. I want/need Judge and Greg Bird to hit BOMBS in the same inning more than I need food to eat and air to breathe.
So, Dear @MLB, please make the correct decision and rearrange your entire calendar until Judge is fully healthy.
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