Aaron Judge (31, New York Yankees) returns after a long absence due to injury. At the earliest, he is expected to return through the Baltimore Orioles game this weekend. On the 27th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, mentioned the timing of Judge’s return from the injured list. According to this, the New York Yankees plan to recall Judge from the injured list on the 29th. It’s not 100% certain yet, but Judge’s return this weekend is highly likely.
Judge currently trains at the New York Yankees spring training facility in Tampa, Florida. The mention of a return this weekend means that his rehab is over. 스포츠토토 After taking a break on the 28th after the home game against the New York Mets on the 27th, the New York Yankees will have three consecutive games away from Baltimore from the 29th to the 31st. If Judge’s return is confirmed this weekend, he will now fly straight from Tampa, Florida, to Baltimore to join the New York Yankees.
Previously, Judge hit the fence with his right foot while defending against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 4 and left. He did not appear to have any major injuries at the time. Afterwards, Judge was found to have suffered ligament damage rather than a simple right big toe bruise, and the condition was not good enough to be raised until the season out. However, Judge continued training with the goal of returning within this season, and was about to return in a crisis situation when the team fell to the bottom of the American League East Division.
The New York Yankees recorded a 53-48 win rate of 0.525 in the season until the 26th. It has a win rate of over 50%, but it is the lowest in the American League East Division. However, it is still too early to give up on advancing to the postseason. This is because the gap with the Toronto Blue Jays, third in the wild card, is only 2.5 games. If Judge shows the batting ability before the injury, he can challenge himself to advance to the postseason. Therefore, the timing of Judge’s comeback was very important.
Judge, who shined as the American League Most Valuable Player (MVP) last year, recorded a batting average of 0.291, 19 home runs, 40 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of 0.404 OPS of 1.078 in 49 games of the season before injury. Attention is focusing on whether Judge, who has been disappointed by leaving for a long time due to a major injury, can lead the New York Yankees in crisis to the postseason.