Judge lands on IL, adding to Yankees' injury woes

Reuters

Right fielder Aaron Judge became the 13th New York Yankees player to hit the injured list as the team officially took the slugger out of action for at least 10 days on Sunday with a left oblique strain.

The Yankees recalled infielder Thairo Estrada to take Judge's place on the roster.

Judge injured himself on a swing in the sixth inning of Saturday's 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. He hit a home run earlier in the game, his fifth of the season.

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone called it a "significant" oblique strain, but no timetable has been given for Judge's return.

The Yankees were 10-10 heading into Sunday's game against the Royals as they continued to tread water despite all the injuries. They were still 2 1/2 games better in the American League East than the World Series champion Boston Red Sox.

Boone said he saw better days ahead as players continue to heal.

"I truly feel like it's just going to make it that much sweeter, having gone through all of this," Boone said Saturday. "We have a resilient group in there, we're getting plenty of good news with players continuing to make progress as they work their way back, and we'll find our way through this."

Gary Sanchez (strained left calf) could be ready to come off the injured list later this week when the Yankees visit the Los Angeles Angels. Sanchez is scheduled to play in a rehab game Monday.

--Field Level Media

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