Right Field - New York Yankees
Date of Birth: April 26, 1992 (28 years old)
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Swats two-run bomb
Judge went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer Tuesday in a win over the Indians in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round.Judge opened the game by cranking a two-run homer in the first inning off Shane Bieber, following a leadoff single from DJ LeMahieu. The 28-year-old slashed .257/.336/.554 throughout the 2020 regular season with an impressive 142 OPS+.
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Set to play in final three games
Judge is expected to play in all three contests during the Yankees' weekend series versus the Marlins, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.Judge was held out of the starting lineup Thursday, though he came on as a pinch hitter in the seventh and logged two at-bats while staying in the game to play right field. The team has taken a cautious approach with the slugger since he returned from a strained calf Sept. 16; however, it appears that he'll get a chance to ramp up for the postseason by taking part in all three games this weekend. Since his return, Judge has struggled with a .185 batting average and no extra-base hits while striking out 10 times in 27 at-bats.
Yankees' Aaron Judge: Not starting in series finale
Judge isn't in Thursday's lineup against the Blue Jays.Judge went hitless with a walk and one strikeout in three at-bats Wednesday, but he'll play a bench role Thursday as the Yankees continue to manage his workload ahead of the postseason. Clint Frazier will shift to right field with Brett Gardner starting in left.
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