Aaron Judge could return to Yankees later this week

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Aaron Judge is currently engaged in his rehab assignment with the New York Yankees Triple-A squad, but he could be coming back to the MLB club soon.

Manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Monday that Judge could potentially be back “later this week.”

Judge hasn’t played at the MLB level since late April. Since then, he has been out with an oblique strain that proved more significant than originally thought.

On Saturday after Judge went 0-for-4 at the plate, Boone commented on the plan for his star going forward.

“The fact that he feels good is a good thing,” Boone said, per NJ.com. “But now it’s just about building him up and getting the back-to-back rigors and how your body responds to that and obviously coming back from some soft tissue stuff, making sure he’s running a lot and getting his different defensive work.”

So far, it sounds like Judge has experienced zero setbacks with his rehab assignment. Once he returns, along with Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees are going to feature the most loaded lineup in MLB.