Watch: Aaron Judge puts on show during second straight day of BP
Aaron Judge on Tuesday took batting practice for the second consecutive day at Target Field ahead of the New York Yankees’ tilt with the Minnesota Twins. And the results were encouraging, to say the least.
After engaging in five rounds of batting practice on Monday, Judge looked no worse for wear during Tuesday’s session, during which the Yankees slugger put on a show, launching several home runs deep into the seats.
Despite the encouraging results on Monday, Judge declined to set any timetable for his return, saying, “When I’m out there, I’m out there.”
Judge has been out since getting plunked by a fastball from Kansas City Royals pitcher Jakob Junis on July 26. The Yankees right fielder was diagnosed afterward with a chip fracture of his right ulnar styloid bone.
Recovery time for Judge’s injury was originally set at approximately three weeks at the time of the injury, which of course has long since passed. Judge has admitted to being frustrated by the lengthy recovery time.
It would appear the the results of late have left Judge encouraged about where things stand as he works to get back on the field for the season’s home stretch.
“I’m just happy to be outside hitting,” Judge said Monday. “It’s one step closer, and excited for the progress we’re making.”
And Tuesday’s power display has to be viewed as yet another, albeit long-awaited, step in Judge’s recovery.