Manager Aaron Boone said "it's certainly possible" that Judge (oblique) could rejoin the Yankees Friday against the Rays, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Judge went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks and a strikeout in Tuesday's rehab game with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, more or less looking like his typical self. Assuming the 27-year-old does in fact return Friday, he'll likely play with the RailRiders again Wednesday and take Thursday as a travel/off day while he rejoins the major-league club.
Judge (oblique) went 1-for-2 with a home run, a strikeout and two walks in his rehab game for Triple-A Scraton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. Judge looked like his old self at the dish, crushing a mammoth opposite-field homer and emerging without any setbacks. He might spend another game or two with the RailRiders, but manager Aaron Boone said Judge could be ready to go for the Yankees later this week, so a return to the big club looks to be just around the corner for the slugging outfielder.
Manager Aaron Boone suggested Judge (oblique) could possibly return "later this week," Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Judge began a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre over the weekend, going 1-for-12 with one RBI across three games. It sounds like the outfielder could be back sooner than expected if he experiences no issues in any upcoming rehab games with the RailRiders. Judge has been sidelined since April 20.
Judge (oblique) was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday to begin a rehab assignment. Judge participated in live batting practice over the last few days, clearing the way for his minor-league rehab stint. He's slated to serve as the designated hitter Friday and Saturday, and then man right field Sunday, per Coley Harvey of ESPN.com. If all goes well this weekend the 27-year-old could return during the Yankees' upcoming homestand, which begins Monday versus the Rays and runs through June 26.
Judge (oblique) could begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this weekend, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Judge has taken live batting practice each of the past two days, putting him on track to join a minor-league affiliate for a rehab stint in the near future. If Judge joins the RailRiders over the weekend and everything goes as planned, he could be activated during the team's upcoming homestand, which begins Monday and runs through June 26.