Yankees Aaron Judge home run
Aug 2, 2020; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a two run home run in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The first-place New York Yankees are already without one of their star power hitters for at least the next month. Following an injury-plagued 2019 season, it looks like this has become a big issue for New York early during truncated 2020 season.

This is the latest example.

Yankees place Aaron Judge on injured list with calf strain

The injury itself might not seem too serious. But any time we’re talking about a lower-body issue, there has to be some concern. Judge, 28, has also missed a combined 110 games to injury over the past two seasons.

The former American League Rookie of the Year and MVP candidate had been off to a rip-roaring start prior to news of his most-recent injury breaking.

Judge heads into this weekend’s action leading the league with nine homers, 20 RBI and a .758 slugging percentage in 17 games. Obviously, this is going to be a major set back for New York. The hope is that the likes of Clint Frazier and other lesser-known players can hold down the fort.

For now, there’s certainly some anxiety in the Bronx.

Vincent Frank
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