LOS ANGELES (AP) – Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is hoping a couple days off is all he needs to rest his right big toe.
Judge was out of the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he stubbed his right toe while making a shot. great running catch in right field during the eighth inning of Saturday’s game at Dodger Stadium.
The reigning AL MVP received treatment on his foot on Sunday and will be tested in New York on Monday to assess whether the injury goes beyond a bruise.
“It was a bit sore. So I think not playing today was a bit of a precaution.” “It was bad all the way. Once the adrenaline wore off, it got a little sore and a little swollen.
Manager Aaron Boone said he doesn’t think Judge will need to go on the injured list, but it’s something they’ll be monitoring over the next few days.
The Yankees will leave on Monday before returning home to begin a six-game homestand on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox.
Judge leads the American League with 19 home runs, including 13 in his last 19 games. He is also batting .348 with 24 RBI through May 13.
Asked about the possibility of landing on IL, Judge said: “I really don’t care at this point. If I’m on it, I’m on it. But I’m trying not to be. I have There is no answer yet. But I am hoping that today and tomorrow, after getting some rest, it will be good to go.”
Judge knocked on the door of the visiting bullpen with Max Muncy on first base making the catch at the right field corner on JD Martinez’s liner and no one out. Judge made the catch just moments before he ran into the bullpen door, which was partially open when he made the hit.
The Yankees went on to win the game 6–3.
Boone said before Sunday’s game that he hopes the Dodgers or MLB bullpen will address that by possibly adding padding on the concrete step below the door.