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Aaron Judge to the IL with a calf strain

Prior to Friday night’s game with Boston, the Yankees announced that they placed Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to 8/12) with a “Very mild” calf strain. Taking his place on the big league roster is utility infielder Thairo Estrada.

Obviously, this news is very frustrating as Judge was off to a very hot start. His nine home runs still lead all of baseball and h .290/.343/.758 put him firmly in MVP contention. Now, he joins Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list as the Yankees look to replace the production of the two towering sluggers.

During his press conference Friday, Boone stated that the injury was not believed to have come from Tropicana Field but instead just general wear and tear.

Regardless, it is concerning the alarming number of injuries that have sidelined Judge during his career. Meanwhile, the Yankees will use a lineup featuring an outfield of Hicks, Tauchman and Gardner with Frazier slotted in as DH. While Boston has struggled this season, this is certainly not the lineup we were hoping to see.

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