Yankees Get Surprise Aaron Judge Injury Update After Recent Absences

The New York Yankees receive an update on Aaron Judge after missing a couple of days.

Feb 25, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs to third
Feb 25, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs to third / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees organization and fanbase are eager to know what's been going on with Aaron Judge. He's missed a good portion of Spring Training as he's been dealing with an abdominal issue.

The specifics haven't been revealed but it's enough to cause some concern. Judge has only played in six games in Spring Training and even missed some batting practices but there is finally some good news on the Judge front.

Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch reported that Judge will be back in the lineup in Spring Training action against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Mar. 20.

Yankees News: Aaron Judge Will Be Back in the Yankees Lineup on Mar. 20

This is great news for both Judge and the Yankees. With the regular season set to start on Mar. 28 against the Houston Astros, it's key that Judge gets real game action to get some reps in.

No one knows if Judge is 100% healthy but this is a step in the right direction. He's struggled in Spring Training thus far, notching just two hits, five strikeouts, and a batting average of .143.

He was likely hampered by the abdominal issue during this stretch but has the skill set to be extremely productive at the plate.

In his eight-year career, Judge has been one of the most powerful hitters in the league. Since 2016, the five-time All-Star has smashed 257 home runs and 572 RBI.

New York needs Judge healthy for the 2024 campaign. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Yankees have the fourth-highest odds (+900) to win the World Series. If you like these odds, head over to FanDuel Sportsbook and take advantage of your sign-up bonus.

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