Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames said Thursday that Judge (rib) has yet to resume swinging a bat, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. "When the doctors turn him loose, he'll be ready," Thames said. "He's champing at the bit to get out there."
Thames' comments regarding where Judge stands in his recovery from a fractured right rib are seemingly positive, but until the slugger is able to complete some on-field work, the Yankees likely won't be able to offer a clear target date for his return to game action. General manager Brian Cashman said last week that he expects Judge to be ready to play during "summertime," but he wasn't willing to provide any specifics beyond that.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that he doesn't think Judge (rib) will be back to full health and ready to play until "summertime," Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Cashman's timeline for the star slugger is fairly vague, and the fact that the Yankees haven't pinpointed a more definitive target date for Judge's return since he was diagnosed with the fractured right rib in early March suggests he won't be a lock to play right away whenever the MLB season resumes. The Yankees might gain more clarity on Judge's timeline when he receives another CT scan next week, but until he's back on the field working out in some capacity, it may be difficult to gauge where exactly he stands in his recovery from the injury.
Judge (rib) is likely to undergo another CT scan next week, and he's expected to need another after that, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
While Judge has not experienced any setbacks, the slugger remains weeks away -- and possibly longer -- from being cleared to play. On a positive note, the 28-year-old is said to be healing fine, and with Opening Day expected to take place no sooner than early July, the possibility of Judge being ready to go at the start of the campaign remains feasible.
Judge has shown "encouraging" progress in his recovery from a stress fracture in his first right rib, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone, and will undergo another CT scan in "a couple more weeks," Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
"This time down has allowed that rib, that bone, to hopefully continue to heal," Boone stated on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM. "All signs are encouraging there and hopefully this time down allows that rib to heal properly and hopefully have him part all this as well." Boone's comments suggest Judge continues to make strides toward avoiding surgery and being able to return during a potential resumption of the MLB season. Still, the need for another CT scan is an indication that the slugger has yet to fully heal, so it remains too early to assume that he will be ready to take the field by Opening Day.
Judge (rib) has remained in Tampa to rehabilitate at the Yankees' training complex and has seen continued healing in his fractured rib, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone commented on Judge's status Thursday, stating, "We're using this time, he's using this time to continue to heal. I don't really have much more for you other than, obviously, it's been very productive having the chance to have this time to allow that rib to heal. That is happening. But as for where he's at exactly, we don't have anything for you on that yet." A clear timeline for Judge's availability to take the field remains vague, but given his original hope that he could return to action by early May and the likelihood that a resumption of MLB play remains distant, it's not a stretch to believe that the slugger could be ready for Opening Day.
Judge (rib) has been rehabbing at the Yankees' training complex in Tampa and could take the next step in his recovery soon, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
Judge recently appeared on "The Huddle" (an Instagram Live chat with NBA star Damian Lillard), stating that he should start doing "a little bit more...in about a week or two." That's a positive sign that his rehab has been going well, though the star outfielder has not swung a bat since being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right first rib in early March.
Judge (rib) is among a small group of Yankees eligible to continue working out at the team's Tampa facility under Florida's stay-at-home order, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that the stay-at-home order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time Friday, making most Yankees players ineligible to train at the team's Tampa complex. Judge, Giancarlo Stanton (calf) and Luis Severino (elbow) are part of a small group excluded from the policy as they are all currently rehabbing injuries. Judge was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right first rib in early March and remains weeks away from a re-evaluation, per Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger.
Judge is still waiting for the stress fracture in his first right rib to heal and won't be re-evaluated for a few more weeks, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The injury, which dates back to last September, wasn't diagnosed until early March. He's expected to avoid surgery, but that doesn't mean he'll be back on the field any time soon. There's no guarantee he's cleared to resume baseball activities when he's eventually re-evaluated, and once he is, he'll need a full preseason buildup before he's ready for game action. Whether he winds up ready to return before baseball itself is ready to return remains to be seen.
Judge told reporters Friday that the delayed start to the season should mean he won't have to undergo surgery on the stress fracture in his rib, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.
When tests revealed the stress fracture in Judge's first right rib in early March, he was faced with the decision to undergo surgery or hope that the issue would heal on its own with proper rest. He's so far elected to go the rest route, and a CT scan revealed Friday that the rib has indeed shown some improvement. He'll continue down that path for now, though his expected return date remains unclear.
Judge's CT scan on his right rib showed slight improvement in his stress fracture Friday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The initial reports sound generally encouraging, though they didn't come with a clear timeline for Judge's return to action. He's set to have another test in a couple weeks, at which point his target return date may become clearer. The scan also revealed that Judge had been dealing with a previously unreported collapsed lung, though that issue has apparently completely healed and isn't expected to affect him moving forward.
Judge underwent a CT scan Friday to evaluate how the stress fracture in his rib is healing, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Judge's return timeline remains just as up in the air as the return of MLB itself. It's entirely possible he could be ready to go before the league is ready to resume play, though the results of the scan will provide a clearer picture of how realistic that is. The outfielder was able to perform light activities during camp but has primarily been focused on giving his rib time to heal.
Judge (ribs) could be ready to play by the time the regular season commences, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Judge was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his first right rib in early March and was immediately expected to be on the injured list at the start of the regular season. That may no longer be the case, however, given Monday's announcement by Major League Baseball that Opening Day will not take place for at least eight weeks. Still, much will depend on how Judge's rib heals and whether he'll ultimately require surgery.
Judge (ribs) indicated Thursday that he's been cleared for workouts in the gym, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
While Judge won't be totally idle while he waits for his fractured rib to heal, he won't be able to resume on-field activities until doctors are satisfied with the results of his CT scans. The Yankees aren't putting a firm timeline on when Judge might be ready for game action, nor is it known at this point whether or not he'll require surgery to address the injury.
Judge is dealing with a stress fracture in his first right rib, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Judge had been out with soreness in his shoulder/pectoral area since the start of camp. He'd since resumed hitting and throwing, but the Yankees remained frustrated by their inability to discover the source of the problem. That's finally changed Friday, though drafters who took a chance on Judge despite the injury likely aren't happy to hear the news. Judge will be re-evaluated after two weeks of rest, with surgery potentially required, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. That timeline should officially rule Judge out for Opening Day, but his expected return date won't be clear until that two-week period is up.
Judge (pectoral/shoulder) said Thursday that he's scheduled to undergo additional tests in the coming days and isn't yet willing to rule himself out for Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Since Opening Day is still three weeks away and Judge estimated that he would need only about 30 competitive at-bats in spring or simulated games to gear up for the season, the outfielder believes that the door isn't closed on him being ready by late March, even though general manager Brian Cashman admitted that it's an unlikely outcome. Before Judge can even resume workouts, however, doctors will first need to determine the exact nature of his injury. More clarity on that front could come after the latest round of tests, but for now, the Yankees are describing Judge's injury as right shoulder and right pectoral discomfort.
Judge's soreness has shifted from his right shoulder to his right pectoral muscle, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Team doctors have thus far been unable to identify the cause of Judge's pain, resulting in more tests and an uncertain timeline for the star outfielder. With Opening Day just over three weeks away, Yankees officials -- including general manager Brian Cashman -- have expressed the expectation that Judge will not be ready for the start of the season.
Judge (shoulder) is unlikely to be ready to play by Opening Day, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Judge continues to go through tests on his sore shoulder, which have so far revealed no significant injuries. He's scheduled for two more tests Tuesday. The outfielder has been able to throw and hit, but the soreness persists while hitting. At this point, even if the tests continue to show no major injury, the team isn't optimistic that he can be properly built up to regular-season form by Opening Day. Just how long he's expected to be out past that date remains to be seen.
Judge (shoulder) was "doing better" Sunday after working with the training staff Saturday, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports.
Manager Aaron Boone expressed optimism about Judge's shoulder issue Sunday, though he couldn't provide clarity about what inspired the positive outlook aside from stating "It's just how I'm feeling." Per Boone, Judge's discomfort -- which is located near his armpit -- has not surfaced while throwing and is only present when he swings a bat. There's still a chance Judge could be ready for Opening Day, though the team's inability to pinpoint the cause of the outfielder's discomfort suggests he won't be getting into a game anytime soon.
Judge (shoulder) underwent an MRI -- which came back negative -- after feeling more discomfort following a hitting session Friday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Judge has been battling a shoulder problem all camp, though the latest round of discomfort was reportedly near his pectoral muscle. Despite his MRI showing no issues, he's scheduled for more tests Monday. Manager Aaron Boone remains optimistic that the slugger will be in his Opening Day lineup, but Judge remains without a clear timetable for now.
Judge is undergoing tests on his sore shoulder and has no timetable for getting into Grapefruit League action, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
Judge has been dealing with a shoulder issue since the start of camp. He was briefly shut down from hitting, and while he's since resumed taking indoor batting practice, the Yankees evidently aren't completely happy with his progress. A clearer picture of his timeline should emerge once the results of the tests are known.
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