The Yankees have been without Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez since the end of July and although Sanchez seems to be approaching a comeback, Judge has admitted that he still suffers from the fracture of the chip on his right wrist and will not be able
" We will be uncomfortable for a while, "said Judge, who was again examined by a doctor before Thursday's 7-3 win on the Rangers in the Bronx. "He's still fractured, I have to wait until he heals and then go on swinging and throwing."
The right-wing defender, like Aaron Boone, also refused to set a time limit when he could return.
"He continues to improve, but he is not at the point where his range of movement is back where he does not hear [pain]," the manager said. "He's still not taking a club, but I feel like we're getting close to that point."
The judge suffered the injury on July 26 when he was hit by a shot from the Jakob Junis of the Royals. At that time, the Yankees hoped it would be back in about three weeks, and Thursday marked the two-week mark. Boone said he had no idea when the right fielder would be back in the lineup, although he added that he was confident whenever Judge was able to swing, he would be able to play shortly thereafter.
"Once the pain is out of there, then it's a go," Boone said. "I think he will move quickly from there, he was able to lift [weights] and do all his conditioning, we just have to get to this point."
Judge directed the bases on Thursday at the stadium
Sanchez played the last time on July 23 after suffering a recurrence of the crotch injury that also struck him on the disabled list in June. It is expected that he will continue to work in the Tampa team as a whole until Sunday
Except for any stoppages, Sanchez should be able to do some fieldwork, including drills, within Monday.
The absence of the two rights The maniacs of the hand have taken a toll on training, with the Yankees who often rely on Shane Robinson in the right field and Austin Romine behind the pot. The added workload of Romine has reduced its productivity. It's in a 1
Robinson, back on the right Thursday, is 1-for-16 without extra-baseline shots in his past seven games.
If Justus Sheffield becomes one of the major league options for the Yankees this season remains to be seen, but the left-hander has added to his resume with another five innings without scoring for the Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. In the previous seven for SWB, he has an ERA of 1.12 in 40 ¹ / ₃ innings, with 35 strikeouts.
Miguel Andujar was on the third base for a second consecutive game after having served as DH in consecutive games against the White Sox. That came after his two mistakes that helped lead to a terrible loss in Boston on Sunday night.
"I know there has been a lot of talk about it," said Boone of Andujar's shaky defense. "He had a really good season for us, he made great strides, not just on the plate, but on the field."
Andujar had one of the five Yankees' home runs and now he has 16.
Didi Gregorius was new in line after coming out on Wednesday in Chicago. In its last 25 games, the interbase is 30-for-97 with seven doubles, a triple and five homers.
He made an excellent play in the hole to his right on a Jurickson Profar grounder to start Thursday's second inning.
Boone held Gleyber Torres out of the starting lineup after his cameo on the interbase on Wednesday.
Torres's production has slipped. It's only 3 out of 24 with a homer in seven games.
"I feel like I'm starting to find his timing a little more," Boone told the rookie, who came back just over two weeks ago from a deformed hip. "He has recovered well, he manages the bases well, these are all encouraging signs."