Judge Suffers Oblique Injury Will Undergo MRI

April 20, 2019 - 4:22 pm

By WFAN.com

This nightmare continues for the bruised and battered Yankees, as slugger Aaron Judge left Saturday's game against the Royals with a left oblique strain, the team announced.

Judge appeared to suffer the injury on a swing when he singled during the sixth inning. He was slow leaving the batter's box and then left the game.

Judge will undergo an MRI at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital, the Yankees said.

The Yankees' Aaron Judge is checked on by bench coach Josh Bard, trainer Steve Donohue and first-base coach Reggie Willits prior to leaving a game against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning at Yankee Stadium on April 20, 2019.
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The Yankees entered the season with World Series expectations, but have been dealt blow after blow on the injury front. They are already without catcher Gary Sanchez (calf), infielders Greg Bird (foot), Troy Tulowitzki (calf), Didi Gregorius (elbow) and Miguel Andujar (shoulder), outfielders Giancarlo Stanton (biceps), Aaron Hicks (back) and Jacoby Ellsbury (hip), and pitchers Luis Severino (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery (elbow), Dellin Betances (shoulder) and Ben Heller (elbow). 

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Judge is hitting .288 with five homers and 11 RBIs this season. He was 2-for-4 with a homer Saturday.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game he did not have any additional information about the injury, but when he asked if he thought Judge would avoid a stint on the injured list, he answered, "Probably not."

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