Add Aaron Judge to the growing list of New York Yankees stars battling an injury.
The slugging outfielder was forced to leave Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals after suffering an oblique injury. The team announced he will have an MRI.
#Yankees announce Judge has a left oblique injury, heading for an MRI.
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) April 20, 2019
Judge suffered the injury on his sixth-inning single. He was clearly in pain as he ran down the first-base line.
He was immediately tended to by the Yankees athletic trainer and almost as quickly was removed from the game.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone admitted an oblique injury of any sort will likely force Judge to the injury list.
The severity of Judge’s injury should be known soon.
Earlier in the game, Judge slugged his fifth home run of the season.
The list of injured Yankees is extensive. The team is already without ace Luis Severino, set up man Dellin Betances and a whole lineup worth of key hitters. That includes Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sánchez, Miguel Andüjar, Didi Gregorius, Greg Bird, Aaron Hicks and Troy Tulowitzki.
Needless to say, the Yankees will miss Judge for as long as he’s sidelined.
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