Yankees Star Aaron Judge Leaves Game Early After Hit by Pitch on Hand, Tests Reveal No Fracture

 

Incident Details

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge exited Tuesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles early after being hit on the left hand by a 94.1 mph fastball from Albert Suárez. The incident occurred during the fourth inning, and Judge was visibly in pain.

Immediate Aftermath

Judge stayed in the game initially, running the bases and playing the field in the next half-inning before being replaced by Trent Grisham. Concern arose due to Judge’s history with similar injuries, including a fractured wrist from a hit-by-pitch in 2018.

Medical Updates

Post-game X-rays and CT scans revealed no fractures in Judge’s hand. “Feeling better after we got some good news,” Judge stated. “Finding out that it’s not fractured, it’s not broken, is definitely a sigh of relief.” This news alleviated fears of a long-term absence for the Yankees’ key player.

Team Impact

The Yankees, holding the best record in MLB, rely heavily on Judge’s performance. He leads the league in multiple categories, including home runs (26) and RBIs (64), with a .302 batting average. Losing Judge, even for a few days, would significantly impact the team’s lineup.

Judge’s health will be closely monitored, and his potential absence, though short-term, underscores the team’s vulnerability to injuries. Fans and teammates alike hope for a swift return to full health for the Yankees’ slugger.

Will Judge’s quick recovery be enough to maintain the Yankees’ momentum? Stay tuned for further updates.