Aaron Judge sits with ‘soreness’ in early Yankees concern

Aaron Judge’s health is already a concern. The right fielder was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Orioles with what Aaron Boone called “general soreness in his [left]

Aaron Judge’s health is already a concern.

The right fielder was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Orioles with what Aaron Boone called “general soreness in his [left] side”

Aaron Judge is out of the Yankees’ lineup Wednesday with “soreness.”
N.Y. Post: Charles Wenzelberg

The manager said it was not an oblique injury, and with the Yankees having an off day Thursday, “I don’t want to take any chances.”

The Yankees start a series at Tampa Bay on Friday and Judge has suffered leg injuries from playing on the turf at Tropicana Field.

Judge didn’t dive for a ball in right field in Tuesday’s win over the Orioles and didn’t seem to run aggressively on the bases, although he looked good at the plate, homering for a second straight night and hitting the ball hard consistently.

Boone said he didn’t anticipate Judge taking any tests, although the 28-year-old is expected to undergo treatment and stretch prior to Wednesday’s game, with the possibility of being used late “in a big spot.”

Judge sat the final three games of spring training, two by design and a third due to allergies. He’d started all five of the Yankees’ previous games, including one at DH, but has battled oblique and rib injuries throughout his career.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Dan Martin

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