In a method, the suspended begin to the season could have been a blessing in disguise for the New York Yankees as a result of they’d have doubtless been with out Aaron Judge to start 2020.
Judge has been recovering from a fractured rib and was lacking out on reps throughout spring coaching and it was unclear when he was going to formally return to the lineup. Judge’s want to return, nevertheless, has not been outmatched.
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Marcus Thames, the Yankees’ hitting coach, informed the YES Network that the outfielder is “chomping at the bit” to get swings in and get well from the harm already as gamers return to George M. Steinbrenner Discipline in Tampa, Fla., for restricted exercises.
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“[Judge] walks by the cage. He walks in and helps the guys pick up balls. He really wants to get going. But we just want to stay safe and when the doctors turn him loose, he’ll be ready to go. But he’s chomping at the bit to get out there and start working hard on his swing,” Thames stated.
Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone was a bit extra optimistic in his evaluation of Judge’s restoration earlier this month.
“This time down has allowed that rib, that bone to hopefully continue to heal,” Boone informed MLB Network Radio. “All signs are encouraging there. Hopefully, this time down allows that rib to heal properly and hopefully have him part of all this as well.”
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Had the season began in March prefer it was supposed to, the Yankees would have been with out Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, James Paxton, Aaron Hicks and Luis Severino.