• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    OF Aaron Judge, RP Jacob Lindgren won't help Yankees in 2015

    Two young players remain unlikely candidates to take the field for the Yankees by the end of the season. One is top outfield prospect Aaron Judge, whom general manager Brian Cashman has ruled out for a possible promotion, per LoHud.com. The other is southpaw reliever Jacob Lindgren, who has yet to begin throwing bullpen sessions in his rehab from a left elbow injury that required surgery. Judge is on a 0-for-14 slide at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. He owns a decent .262/.337/.469 slash line on the year.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Yankees' Aaron Judge searching for consistency at Triple-A

    Yankees top prospect Aaron Judge has had trouble maintaining his Double-A success in 19 games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Since being promoted to Triple-A, the 23-year-old outfielder is batting .268 (19 for 71) with one home run and seven RBI. He has also struck out 17 times in that time.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Yankees promote Aaron Judge to Triple-A

    The Yankees moved up prospect Aaron Judge from Double-A to Triple-A on Monday, reports the New York Daily News. Judge is considered the No. 2 prospect in the organization. He hit .289 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI through his first 62 games at Double-A this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Report: Yankees prospect Aaron Judge heading to Triple-A

    Aaron Judge , the Yankees No. 2 prospect, appears to be one step closer to making it to the big leagues. Judge is reportedly being promoted to Triple-A Scranton, according to MLB.com, as reported by the YES Network. Judge made his Double-A debut this season, and has a batting line of .289/.335/.524 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI through 62 games with Trenton. "He's just big. He's just big and strong," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said this spring. "You're not going to see too many people that big in the game. It's just not tall -- there's a lot of strength there as well. He's a really good athlete, and sometimes when you see a guy like that, you're not sure how good of an athlete you have. But you have a really good athlete, too." Judge has gotten most of his reps in right field as a professional. It's possible that the Yankees' 2013 first-round pick (32nd overall) could make his MLB debut this season, though that has not been determined as of yet.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Yankees prospect Aaron Judge's power reminiscent of Stanton

    Yankees 2013 first-round draft pick Aaron Judge is making his debut at Double-A this season, but he's already been compared to Giancarlo Stanton. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman had scouts tell him that the exit velocity of a recent home run from Judge reminded them of Stanton. Judge is currently raking in Trenton, hitting .333 with six home runs and 20 RBI in his first 32 games. He certainly looks like the right fielder of the future for the Yankees. Baseball America ranked him the No. 53 prospect in all of baseball coming into this season.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Yankees send Aaron Judge to minor league camp

    Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was among three players sent to minor league camp after Sunday's game. Judge hit .273 with a home run and three RBI for the Yankees this spring. Infielder Cito Culver , a first-round pick who hit .083 this spring, and outfielder Jake Cave , who hit .500 in 10 at bats, were also sent down following the game. "Every one of them did their jobs," manager Joe Girardi told NJ.com's Ryan Hatch. "That's the strange thing. I know it's hard for a young player to understand, but long term, we want them to be productive for a long time here."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Yankees aren't tempering expectations on Judge

    When it comes to Aaron Judge, the Yankees are thinking big. The No. 2 prospect in the Yankees system has drawn comparisons to some of baseball's best sluggers from someone who knows about power hitting, per Yankees.com. "He has power like a guy from the '60s and '70s," Yankee legend Reggie Jackson said, calling Judge "the next great Yankee" in an interview with ESPN. The 22-year-old outfielder was drafted 32nd by the Yankees in 2013 and after crushing 17 homers in Class A, Judge could begin the season in Double-A, with a fast track ahead. "There's nothing wrong with dreaming big on a guy, especially a guy like that, that's that big," GM Brian Cashman said.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Phillies showing interest in Severino, Judge from Yankees

    The Phillies are showing an interest in pitchers Luis Severino and Aaron Judge from the Yankees, but general manager Brian Cashman said he's never received a "definite request," according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. With Cliff Lee dealing with elbow stiffness, pitching could be at a premium for Philadelphia. Severino is considered New York's top prospect, according to Baseball America, and is considered "close to untouchable," according to FOXSports.com.