The Yankees announced Wednesday that right fielder Aaron Judge has been reinstated from the 10-day injured list. His activation from the IL comes just one day after Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela also returned from injury.
Calf injuries have limited the 28-year-old Judge to just 18 games in 2020, although he’s been as dangerous as ever when healthy enough to take the field. Through 71 plate appearances, the 2017 Rookie of the Year has slashed a Herculean .292/.343/.738 with nine homers and a pair of doubles. Unfortunately for Judge and for the Yankees, he’s now in his third straight season that has been considerably shortened by injuries. Judge went down with a calf injury in early August and returned about two weeks later. However, he aggravated that calf issue in his first game back and landed right back on the injured list.
Judge joins the Yankees amid a six-game winning streak that has all but eliminated any possibility of the team missing the playoffs. At 27-21, the Yankees are a virtual lock for a postseason berth — it’s now just a matter of which seed they’ll land in this year’s expanded format. They’re four games back from the Rays at the moment, which makes it unlikely that they’ll take the top seed in their division. But New York is also just a half game up over their current opponent, the Blue Jays. There are two remaining games in that series, which will prove pivotal as the two clubs jostle for the better postseason standing.
The Yankees will follow that series up with three games in Boston before traveling to Buffalo for four more games against the Blue Jays at their makeshift 2020 home site. They’ll close out the year hosting the Marlins for three games. The Blue Jays, meanwhile, play four against the Phillies this weekend, four against the Yankees next week and finish the season by hosting the Orioles for three.
As a RS fan I’ll be happy to see the Evil Empire players all back n playing as they should be. It is no fun playing teams that most of their players injured. I also have some NYY players I enjoy seeing bk, including Judge, I like him. Stanton is not on my list, but Sanchez is, along with Popeye..
I’m a lifetime Yankees fan, and I admire your sportsmanship and respect. I’m always excited to see the Evil Empire play the Red Sox! I got engaged via the jumbotron & vocal shout-out at Yankee Stadium versus Boston so the rivalry means alot to me. Cheers to you pasha2k!
Good for you. But I’ll bet you’re not a lifetime native Bostonian.
I am, born n raised in the suburbs of Boston. Later in my long life I moved to Oakland to be near my son. I’ll always remember running to get our bleacher seats that we paid $1 for at the time. Do I qualify now? Ha ha
I remember those dollar bleacher days.We used to go to day night double headers. 2 bucks for 2 games ,heck of a deal.
It was a fun time!
My son n I always slept out for tickets during the Clemens era. We also got in for the WS with Mets, in the “Daryl” chant group!
He’ll be back on the shelf after 3 games.
You guys are a broken record with these same comments. Time you all start getting a bit more original.
….maybe the stimulus to the comments needs to change???
@Darth Okay, two games.
Well, if the guy could keep his sorry ass on the field, these comments would no longer be posted. Just wait…
I’ll take the under
The Comeback Team
Article should read “aaron judge placed on IL in 10 days.”
Ducky Buckin Fent
Here we go. Getting everyone back we possibly can. Whew. We made it through to the other side, fellas.
Yanks getting set to make some postseason noise, man.
The noise they will make is likely a groan….from a pulled hammy, and a whine from the fan base. This will result in a sigh by Cashman, and an grunt by Steinbrenner. The front office will belch, collectively as the injuries pile up like bubble gut output.
If the Yankees keep winning, might as well make him wait another week. No rush to comeback. Just need Judgie & Stanton for the playoffs.
Yes! Stay healthy PLZ
@Jerry I was thinking the same thing but was willing to give Judge the benefit of the doubt and was thinking 5 games
activated the both of them just in time to be put on the i.r. again
The brittle twins won’t be a factor in the play offs. Hell Frazier will do alot better if they play him.
Frazier is going to Left Field, and Gardner to the bench.
Agreed – peanut brittle brothers back again, they’re going to be rusty & trying too hard. Many players this year trying too hard & pressing resulting in low BA & injury. I don’t expect much.
As a jays fan I’m kind of scared. He usually does something bad to us. Like a 3 run home run
Ducky Buckin Fent
I’ll take it!
Also feel I should mention how impressed I’ve been with the young Blue Jays players, man. That squad is going to be a pain in the tush, serious.
I concur, all the offspring of great players & Grichuk finally coming around, don’t forget Hernandez, a serious contender if not this year than next. Maybe as little as 1 starter away? Well done Toronto.