On Saturday afternoon, New York Yankees fans cringed in unison when star outfield Aaron Judge left the game against the Kansas City Royals with what appeared to be a left oblique injury.
The Yankees were already dealing with a plethora of injuries this season, and unfortunately the hits keep coming.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Judge lined a single to right field but immediately grabbed for his left side before leaving the batter’s box. He eventually ran to first base, but had to leave the game.
Judge was taken to the hospital to undergo an MRI on his left oblique.
Unfortunately for the Yankees and their fans, the MRI determined a strain. New York announced on Sunday morning that Judge is headed to the 10-day injured list as a result.
“Prior to today’s game, the Yankees placed RF Aaron Judge on the 10-day IL with left oblique strain,” the Yankees said.
Prior to today’s game, the Yankees placed RF Aaron Judge on the 10-day IL with left oblique strain and recalled INF Thairo Estrada (#30) from @swbrailriders.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 21, 2019
New York was already dealing with a depleted outfield with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Hicks still on the shelf.
As for the rest of the club, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino are also on the injured list.
Last season, the All-Star outfielder missed significant time due to a fracture in his wrist.
Stay tuned for the latest.