New York Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge has been dealing with a mysterious injury during the Spring training that had his status for opening day up in the air, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says the star right fielder is feeling better, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
Judge has been dealing with a right pectoral area near his shoulder, but it appears that Judge is feeling better, but will undergo more tests to determine the cause of soreness he experienced in the right pectoral area near his shoulder.
“He feels it more now in the pec,” Cashman said. “It’s moved down toward the pec. We’re just trying to figure it out and determine what’s bothering him. In the meantime, I can just tell you he is feeling better in the last 48 hours.”
Cashman also updated everyone on Yankee slugger Giancarlo Stanton, stating that it would be unrealistic to expect Stanton to be ready by Opening Day on March 26th, when the Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles due to a strained right calf.
Stanton suffered the injury during defensive drills last week.
“With arguably what, 3½ weeks to go before Opening Day, I think we’d rather be safe than sorry,” Cashman said.
With Stanton and Judge likely sidelined for a bit, and with Aaron Hicks already out following Tommy John surgery, the Yankees may have to play an outfielder composed of Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, and Mike Tauchman.