Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Judge (illness) could be ready to rejoin the team this weekend and potentially return from the COVID-19 injured list early next week, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Judge has been sidelined for the entire second half after testing positive for COVID-19 coming out of the All-Star break. Based on Boone's comments, Judge doesn't seem to be experiencing any serious symptoms, so he could be ready to rejoin the lineup next week if he's regularly testing negative for the virus. Greg Allen has served as the Yankees' main option in right field while all of Judge, Clint Frazier (eye), Miguel Andujar (wrist) and Trey Amburgey (hamstring) have been on the IL.

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