Each update (or non-update) about Judge’s injuries leaves us with more questions than answers.
Yesterday afternoon, it was revealed that Judge has gone through “seven to 10” rounds of testing, but we didn’t get any further details about what these tests are or any medical diagnosis.
Brian Cashman said that Aaron Judge has now had “seven to 10” rounds of testing, but he does not want to provide a “drip, drip, drip” of details until all the information is complete. https://t.co/lBaT5dGXes
Judge himself provided a few updates this morning, saying that the pain is sometimes in his shoulder and sometimes more in his pectoral muscle. He expressed frustration that doctors haven’t been able to pinpoint exactly what’s wrong with him.
“I’m pretty frustrated with it. I want to be out there with my team, battling and supporting them on the field. Hopefully that’s why we’re talking to a lot of doctors, trying to get some answers.”
However, despite these inconclusive tests, Judge still thinks that he could be ready for Opening Day. He says that he only needs about 30 at-bats in spring training before the season starts.
Aaron Judge said he feels he needs about 30 at-bats to be ready for spring training. If he can't get them all in spring games, he can get them in games at the training facility, where they could have him lead off every inning.
This is all really confusing and we still have no idea what is going on. Every statement issued seems to contradict another statement, whether it’s coming from Boone, Cashman, or Judge himself. At this point, all we can really do is wait and hope and pray that there’s nothing seriously wrong with him.