Slugger Aaron Judge is headed to the injured listing with a contusion and sprained ligament in his proper large toe, supervisor Aaron Boone introduced after Tuesday’s loss to the Chicago White Sox.
While no strikes have been formally made, the information got here after Judge met with Dr. Christopher Ahmad on Tuesday night time. Judge, who obtained a PRP shot, sustained the damage whereas making a gate-breaking catch at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
Boone added that Judge doesn’t have a fracture in his toe.
“The biggest thing now is trying to get the swelling out of there,” Boone stated. “Had some enhancements right this moment, however now we’ll simply see the place we’re within the coming weeks or days.
“It definitely could have been worse. Feel like he’s gonna be all right, just need some time now. Hopefully it’s on the shorter side of things.”
This will likely be Judge’s second stint on the IL this season, as he missed 10 video games with a hip pressure. Boone didn’t have a timeframe for Judge’s impending journey to the IL.
“Obviously, we’ve been down some key guys,” Boone stated, alluding to the Yankees’ frequent damage woes. “We’ve seen a lot of guys step up, and it’s another opportunity for someone to step up, and that’s all we’ll do. We’re gonna go out and play our game and expect to still go out there and rack up victories. That’s the focus. That’s the goal. Nothing changes. Obviously, we hate being without Aaron for any amount of time, but it’s part of the game sometimes, and we’ll manage.”
Ahmad additionally met with pitchers Nestor Cortes and Ryan Weber on Tuesday. Cortes was already anticipated to go on the IL, however he was recognized with a shoulder pressure and gained’t throw for 15 days after receiving his personal shot.
The southpaw has had a tough time recovering in between begins, and soreness endured to the purpose that he needed to inform the Yankees about the issue in Los Angeles.
“I think it’s general wear and tear,” Cortes stated when requested what brought about the problem. “I mean, we could sit here and try and nitpick everything, but I think just pitching and trying to get the ball every five days and going out there and competing, that’s basically it.”
Cortes added that it was a “bummer” that he has to overlook a couple of weeks, as he felt he was beginning to pitch nicely regardless of some struggles towards the top of his begins.
Weber was recognized with a UCL pressure after touchdown on the IL whereas in Los Angeles.
“Now it’s a matter of course of action,” Boone stated of Weber. “It’s gonna be rehab, time down, surgery is on the table. But no decision on that.”