Yankees’ Aaron Judge dealing with pectoral injury, to undergo further tests

By Vincent Frank
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We’re not setting out to be alarmists here. However, it sure looks like the New York Yankees’ injury-plagued 2019 campaign will repeat itself this season.

New York already lost ace starter Luis Severino to Tommy John Surgery. Former NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton is also sidelined after an injury-plagued 2019 season.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there. Aaron Judge has been sidelined thus far during Spring Training with a shoulder injury.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone provided an update on Saturday. It’s not great. He said Judge is dealing with a pectoral injury and will undergo further tests.

The pessimist in us points to a potential torn pec, which would cost Judge several months. Though, it’s way too early to go down that road.

Judge, 27, played in just 102 games last season due to injury. He missed 50 games the previous year, too.