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“Couple Things Going On in There” – $360MN Aaron Judge Has a Disheartening Update Regarding Return to New York Yankees Lineup After Toe Injury

Published 06/09/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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While the New York Yankees may have avoided a sweep, they still lost the series to the Chicago White Sox. Sorely missing the presence of their captain, other players in pinstripes will now have to step up. Especially as it seems that Aaron Judge, who signed a nine-year, $360 million contract last year, will miss more than the next few games.

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The Yankees gave a brilliant display against two West Coast teams, even if they didn’t win it all. Judge had spectacular plays, from catching a ball out of mid-air to slamming into a wall to make another catch. While the first move against the Seattle Mariners earned him chants of MVP, the second move turned disastrous. As Judge ran to make a catch, he collided with the dugout gate at Dodger Stadium. However, the gate wasn’t the only broken item as the Yankees captain headed to the IL.

Despite the 10-day IL announcement, Aaron Judge doesn’t have a clear timetable


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On Tuesday, it was reported that Judge had a swollen toe and would need time to recover. While it seemed like 10 days on the injured list would do the trick, they’re not so sure anymore. Bryan Hoch of recently tweeted what Judge told him about his murky future.

“‘There’s no timetable, really, which I think is best, because there’s a couple things going on in there,’ Aaron Judge said,” read the tweet. Apparently, after receiving an injection, the outfielder is still sore and only time will tell how things go. Which is not something any fan wants to hear about their star player.


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“It’s really about getting the swelling out of there, which I’m sure will be the next several days,” said team manager Aaron Boone on June 7. “Hopefully we’ll have a better idea of the timeline possibly by the weekend.” In the meanwhile, the rest of the team needs to step up in the absence of their captain.

The Yankees may have a challenging two-week stretch ahead of them

With Judge unable to play, the rest of the Bronx Bombers will have to up their game. The presence of a single player on a team can make or break it as they give or take away hope from others. Now, with no clear estimation of when he will be back, Giancarlo Stanton, Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu, and the recently returned Josh Donaldson are needed.


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Judge’s replacement, Billy McKinney, also did well in his first two games. The 28-year-old signed a Minor League deal with the team last December and will likely continue until Judge returns. Fans are waiting eagerly to see when that happens!

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Written by:

Arunima Bhanot


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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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Jayant Chhabra