Judge has been on the DL since July 9th after suffering a mild PCL sprain and a bone bruise on his right knee. The 24-year-old mega prospect hurt himself diving for a ball near the warning track the night before.
Ranked as the Yankees’ No. 3 prospect, the 6-foot-7 Judge is hitting .261 with 16 homers in 318 at-bats. He has been a run-producing machine with 54 runs batted in and has worked a .825 OPS.
With Carlos Beltran‘s contract up after the season, Judge may have his chance to stick in the Big Leagues if he can stay healthy.
Cashman also commented on Mason Williams, who now has a quad injury. Williams was reinstated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 16th. Williams had shoulder surgery last August and has been recovering it ever since.
Once considered a top Yankees prospect, Williams is hitting .271 this year in 48 at-bats while batting the injuries. Last season the 24-year-old hit .286, splitting time in Double-A and Triple-A.