Yankees' Judge (oblique) leaves early, likely headed to IL

Reuters

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge exited Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury.

Judge singled to right field but appeared to feel something on the swing. He gingerly ran to first base and was lifted from the game after a brief consultation from trainer Steve Donahue.

Manager Aaron Boone told reporters afterward that Judge was getting an MRI exam. Asked if Judge could avoid a trip to the injured list, Boone replied, "Probably not. No."

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Judge hit his fifth homer of the season in the first inning and is batting .288 with five homers and 11 RBIs, appearing in all 20 games.

The Yankees held a 6-1 lead when Judge exited and won 9-2.

New York began the game with 12 players on the injured list, including Giancarlo Stanton (strained left biceps), Gary Sanchez (strained left calf) and Luis Severino (right rotator cuff inflammation).

--Field Level Media

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