Judge is not in the lineup against Boston on Saturday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Judge will receive a breather following Friday's victory that clinched home-field advantage for Wednesday's AL Wild Card game. In his place, Brett Gardner will start in the outfield and bat atop the order.
Judge is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Judge started in right field the last three games and went 2-for-11 with four walks and five strikeouts in 15 plate appearances. The Yankees likely just want to get him a day off with his return to the lineup last week after spending more than six weeks on the disabled list. Giancarlo Stanton starts in right field, and Luke Voit will serve as designated hitter for the series finale.
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.