Aaron Judge Announces Surprise Injury Will Shut Him Down for Some Time

The New York Yankees receive more bad news from another star.
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Yankees fans are counting down the days they will see their pinstripes back in action on Opening Day on March 31. However, they might have to wait a little longer to see their star slugger Aaron Judge swinging a bat.

Judge, who was initially scheduled to play against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday in spring training, said he doesn't want to speculate on whether he will play again this spring following an abdominal injury.

Yankees News: Aaron Judge Out With Surprise Injury

Judge said he will not be swinging a bat for another week but didn't rule out being ready against the Houston Astros for the first game of the season.

This is hopefully not a serious concern for the Yankees, who have been dealing with disappointing injuries since last season. Judge missed two months of action last year with a toe injury and is still nursing it ahead of the next season.

The Yankees already received concerning injury news from a star player earlier in the week. AL Cy Young winner Gerrit Cole is currently sidelined with an elbow injury as the team awaits the results of an MRI on his pitching elbow.

Injuries to their best pitcher and hitter on back-to-back days are certainly not the news the Bronx Bombers were hoping for. They will need both to be back out there if they want to return to the playoffs and the World Series in 2024.

The Yankees are currently tied for the best odds in the AL to make the World Series with +400, but if their two biggest stars are hobbled, they will have a mountain to climb.

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