Judge (wrist) is back in the Yankees' lineup for the first time since late July, batting second and playing right field Tuesday against the Red Sox. Judge will wind up missing just shy of eight weeks with a fractured right wrist. He had been activated off the disabled list for a few days but wasn't yet cleared to hit. After a successful simulated game Monday, he'll be a full participant in Tuesday's contest. His return bumps Andrew McCutchen to left field and Brett Gardner to the bench.
Judge (wrist) took 11 live at-bats in a simulated game Monday. Judge was activated off the disabled list Friday but so far has not been allowed to hit in games. A full return now seems imminent though an exact return date has not yet been given.
Judge (wrist) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Blue Jays but remains several days away from being able to hit, Jack Curry of YES Network reports. Judge has been out since late July after fracturing his wrist. He's been able to take on-field batting practice, but the team wants him to hit in some simulated games before they deem him ready to get an in-game at-bat. He'll be able to field and run the bases, but his fantasy value will be minimal until he's back as a full participant.
Manager Aaron Boone said Judge (wrist) will not report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for a rehab assignment, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Boone didn't rule out Judge potentially getting at-bats at the team's minor-league complex, though it's unclear when that would happen. The outfielder is trending in the right direction, as he took batting practice on the field for a third straight day Wednesday, while he resumed throwing Tuesday.
Judge (wrist) threw on the field Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. He hit on the field Monday and Tuesday and is now throwing as well, with another BP session slated for Wednesday. His timeline remains murky, as he's still reportedly feeling pain in the wrist, but he appears to be moving forward in his rehab plan regardless.
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