The Yankees are definitely being careful lately, and we’re not just talking about helping players avoid the coronavirus.
Nope. This time around, the team has announced that it has put outfielder Aaron Judge on its injured list as a “precaution.”
Their manager, Aaron Boone, made the announcement via Twitter late Friday afternoon:
Boone on Judge: "we are going to put him on the IL." Very mild strain of his calf, Boone said.
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) August 14, 2020
Although reports are that Judge’s injury is considered a “grade 1 strain,” the team wanted to do everything possible to protect its valued slugger anyway.
That being said, Judge hasn’t met expectations the past few seasons, due to other health issues. The last time he made it to the plate 500 or more times was as a rookie, back in 2017.
Judge isn’t the only Yankee star to be sidelined though during this strange season. Giancarlo Stanton is said to be dealing with a mild leg muscle problem.
All of these injuries could end up giving Clint Frazier a chance to prove himself.
At least we’re talking about a season again, and that’s a good thing.