January 28, 2021

Yankees may be on brink of positive Aaron Judge injury news (New York Post)

A day after Aaron Judge was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain, manager Aaron Boone said he could begin baseball activities as soon as Monday, which would be good news for the Yankees and their right fielder.

Judge was removed from Tuesday night’s game against the Braves in the sixth inning and wasn’t in the lineup Wednesday evening because of what the team called lower body tightness.

On Thursday, he was diagnosed with a grade 1 right calf strain.

Boone said Saturday that Judge would spend the weekend getting treatment and “some lower body workouts in the weight room, as well as other rehab drills.”

If that goes well, baseball activities could be introduced Monday.

“He’s feeling pretty good,’’ Boone said. “We’re hoping this goes well and [he’s out] a short amount of time.”

Clint Frazier started in right field Saturday against the Red Sox at Yankee Stadium, with Mike Tauchman in left, as the Yankees continue without Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Aaron JudgeCharles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Tauchman’s stellar performance has helped the Yankees make up for the loss of both sluggers.

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