Despite a tough offensive streak and results that are slow in coming, the New York Yankees had good news for their fans: Aaron Judge could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday, just in time for their clash against the Athletics. from Oakland.
Judge has been missing playing time lately and that’s not helping the under-produced offensive team, which sits last in the highly competitive American East Division.
Yesterday, Aaron Boone’s men took the first place in their division, the Tampa Bay Rays, by defeating them by a score of 3-2, thus reducing the gap between the two teams to nine games .
Even if he’s not producing at the same rate as in 2022, Judge is still showing some interesting numbers since the start of the season. In 26 games, he batted for a .261 average and hit six long balls while producing 14 runs.
Judge’s return is a good omen as it coincides with that of teammate Harrison Bader, who has been absent since the start of the campaign. At the same time, Aaron Boone will be able to count on two quality outfielders, who can contribute in attack.
Yesterday, Bader put the ball in a safe place twice in addition to producing two points for his team.
In the absence of number 99, the outfield combinations used by the Yankees manager and featuring Aaron Hicks, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Franchy Cordero, will not have yielded very great results, demonstrating a cruel lack of depth in the within this training.
With last season’s AHL return to play, the Yankees will have to make room on their roster. Jake Bauers, along with youngsters Oswaldo Crabrera and Oswald Peraza are most likely to make their way to the team’s AAA branch in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.