Aaron Judge returns as the Yankees finally activate the captain off the disabled list ahead of the Orioles series, but Friday’s game is DELAYED by bad weather!
- Aaron Judge has been on the disabled list since early June with a toe injury.
- Oswald Peraza has been optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move
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Aaron Judge was activated from the disabled list by the New York Yankees on Friday ahead of a critical series against the Baltimore Orioles.
It comes as a huge boost for New York as they look to launch a playoff push after finally getting their captain back.
Judge has been on the disabled list since June 4 with a torn ligament in his toe after he ran into a bullpen fence against the Dodgers while making a catch on June 3.
Oswald Peraza has been optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Frustratingly, Friday’s game, where Judge will play designated hitter, was delayed by bad weather in Baltimore.
Star slugger Aaron Judge was activated from the disabled list by the New York Yankees on Friday.
The slugger has been out since early June after running into a fence against the Dodgers.
Sidelined since early June with a toe injury, Judge played another simulated game Wednesday at the team’s compound in Tampa, Florida. He then returned to the Big Apple after that.
His progression has accelerated since the All-Star break, and the 2022 AL MVP faced live pitches Sunday at Yankee Stadium for the first time since the injury. He saw 16 pitches in a simulated game against his teammate Jonathan Loaisiga, who is rehabbing right elbow surgery. Judge committed four fouls and did not put any balls in play.
Boone said Judge hit a home run during a simulated game Tuesday in Florida. He also played field and ran the bases.
Judge has acknowledged that he won’t be pain-free when he returns, but the Yankees believe he’ll be able to play right field instead of just DH.
New York is 19-23 since Judge was injured in Los Angeles. Last month, he received two injections before progressing to playing catch and light swings.
Judge set an American League record with 62 home runs last year. He is hitting .291 with 19 home runs and 40 RBIs in the first season of a nine-year, $360 million contract he signed last offseason.
The Yankees are 30-19 under Judge, who also missed 10 games earlier this season with a right hip strain when he tried to steal third base in Minnesota on April 26, his 31st birthday.