ARLINGTON — Aaron Judge underwent an MRI on Friday, a day after leaving the Yankees’ win over the Texas Rangers with proper hip discomfort, supervisor Aaron Boone confirmed.
Boone didn’t have the outcomes of Judge’s testing earlier than Friday’s sport in Arlington however stated he hoped to get an replace quickly.
“He’s going to see the doctor and we’ll have a better idea of what he’s dealing with,” Boone stated.
“[Judge] said he woke up, felt better today,” the supervisor added. “Hopefully that’s an encouraging sign.”
Judge acquired banged up on a clumsy head-first slide into third base throughout Wednesday’s collection finale towards the Minnesota Twins however managed to stay in that sport. He additionally rolled up on his hand in the course of the slide.
The testing Friday was just for Judge’s hip, Boone stated.
Judge was out of the lineup Friday after leaving in the course of the fourth inning the evening earlier than. Following Thursday’s early exit, Judge stated he felt his hip seize at him throughout his second at-bat.
“Woke up this morning and you kind of feel a little bit more of what happened,” Judge stated Thursday, referring to the slide. “Culmination of having that and a couple swings today [and] really couldn’t get it loose. You feel a little something there in the second at-bat, and best to shut it down and try to reevaluate and see here in a couple days.”
Judge added Thursday evening, “You don’t want to come out of any game, but I’m not too concerned about it.”
The reigning American League MVP leads the Yankees with six residence runs and 14 RBI in 2023.
Lefty-hitting outfielder Jake Bauers, who has 9 residence runs for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, was within the Yankees clubhouse at Globe Life Field earlier than Friday’s sport. He is “on the taxi squad, for now,” Bauer stated.
Jonathan Loáisiga was additionally getting examined Friday after experiencing soreness as he works to return from proper elbow irritation, Boone stated.
The hard-throwing righty got here in “pretty sore” Thursday after his throwing session a day earlier, in line with the Yankees supervisor.
Loáisiga final pitched April 5 and has a 2.70 ERA and one strikeout in 3.1 innings.
Fellow reliever Lou Trivino is scheduled to get a second opinion on his injured elbow Monday after not too long ago experiencing a setback. Trivino hasn’t appeared in a sport this season.
SEVERINO AND RODON MAKE PROGRESS
Two key beginning pitchers made progress towards their returns, with Luis Severino and Carlos Rodon each throwing Friday.
Severino, who’s out with a lat pressure, threw 40 pitches throughout a dwell session, in line with Boone.
“I heard he looked really good. Sounds like it went well, so we’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow and he’ll fall into probably going on the fifth day or the sixth day,” Boone stated. “It will probably be another live [session] but it could be the start of the rehab.”
Rodon, in the meantime, threw 22 pitches throughout a bullpen session. The lefty suffered a left forearm pressure within the spring and later skilled a setback together with his again.
“I think it’s been slow healing this week but getting steadily better,” Boone stated of Rodon.
Neither has pitched this season.