Aaron Judge is not in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.
Advice: Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks are also sitting out in the Yanks' first game since they officially clinched a playoff spot. Judge is 3-for-19 with one RBI in five games since returning from his wrist injury.
Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in his return from the disabled list Tuesday.
Advice: Judge hit a screamer right at right fielder J.D. Martinez in the first inning in his first plate appearance in nearly two months. He later grounded into a double play, flew out and struck out. Judge reportedly looked good in batting practice and simulated game, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he shows some rust following a long layoff.
Aaron Judge (wrist) has returned to the Yankees' starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Advice: Huge news for the Yankees. Judge participated in a simulated game for the second straight day on Tuesday, but the assumption was that it would likely be another day or two before he would return to the lineup. So it's a nice surprise for Yankees fans and fantasy owners. Judge is slated to hit second and play right field in his first start since suffering a fracture in his right wrist back on July 26.
Aaron Judge (wrist) took swings in a simulated game for the second straight day on Tuesday.
Advice: Facing minor league right-hander Adonis Rosa, Judge slugged an opposite field homer and put three other plays in play. He also swung and missed at several pitches. Still, it's a good sign for his wrist that he was able to take some swings against live pitching on back-to-back days. It's possible that Judge could return at some point during this week's series against the Red Sox. Judge has been out since late July with a chip fracture in his right wrist.
George A. King III of the New York Post reports that Aaron Judge (wrist) will not be in the Yankees' lineup Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Advice: King says that Judge came out of his simulated game Monday with no issues, but the slugger is apparently not quite ready to hit in a game just yet. It's possible the Yankees just want him to rest Tuesday after he took 11 at-bats in Monday's simulated game. While it looks like it won't happen Tuesday, Judge's return appears imminent.
Aaron Judge (wrist) had 11 live at-bats in a simulated game on Monday.
Advice: Judge took swings against A.J. Cole, Chance Adams, and Phillip Diehl. He didn't have any issues and appears on track to potentially be ready to hit in games during the team's series against the Red Sox this week, which begins on Tuesday. Judge was activated from the disabled list on Friday, but he's only made one appearance in the field so far.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that it's possible Aaron Judge (wrist) will return for the series versus the Red Sox that begins Tuesday.
Advice: Judge was activated from the disabled list last Friday but hasn't been cleared to hit in games yet. It sounds like that will happen any day now, although the team doesn't have firm plans yet. Boone added that he expects Judge to be able to get in 30-40 at-bats this month. The slugger has been out since late July with a chip fracture in his right wrist.
Yankees activated OF Aaron Judge from the 10-day disabled list.
Advice: However, he'll only be available for baserunning and maybe defense for the time being. Judge will continue hitting in non-game situations over the weekend as he tries to get his right wrist back in game shape. While he has admitted that the wrist still isn't 100 percent, Judge reportedly has looked terrific while taking batting practice this week. He wouldn't appear to be too far off from returning to the lineup.