If there was a list of things the New York Yankees do not want to happen, Aaron Judge to the disabled list would be the headliner. Although that isn’t yet the case*, the 2x-All-Star left Thursday night’s game following a 93 MPH fastball to the hand from Royal’s starter Jakob Junis.
Here's Aaron Judge getting hit by a pitch in the first. He was pissed, clearly. pic.twitter.com/7poeWkuRqM
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) July 27, 2018
Judge, 26, is in the midst of a stellar sophomore campaign, slashing .283/.396/.547 with 26 long balls while posting a 5.0 fWAR. And with Gary Sanchez taking another trip to the DL this past Tuesday, the last thing Aaron Boone needs is for his lineup to be stripped of another key player.
Judge will undergo an MRI at New York Presbyterian to see if there is any serious damage. More details to come as the night progresses. Stay tuned.
Tonight OF Aaron Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist (ulnar styloid bone). No surgery has been recommended. The Yankees approximate a 3-week time period before Judge can swing a bat in a game situation.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 27, 2018