After hitting his first home run of the spring, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge said he feels he is still a "work in progress" with Opening Day two and a half weeks away.
"Just glad I felt good in the box,'' Judge said after Sunday's 7-5 loss to the Marlins, according to the Bergen Record's Pete Caldera. "I was swinging at the right pitches, especially with a guy on the mound who gets it up to probably 100 (mph). Just make sure I stayed disciplined and stay in my zone.''
Judge's first home run of the spring came in the seventh inning off a 3-1 Sandy Alcantara pitch and went well over 400 feet over the left field fence.
"He just missed it,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.
Judge, who has only appeared in seven Grapefruit League games so far, is still recovering from offseason shoulder surgery,said he is still working on getting his timing down, as he is now 4-for-16 so far this spring.
"It's getting there,'' Judge said. "We're still two weeks out (from opening day) so you never want to peak too early. ... "Still tinkering with some things -- hand slots, loading -- so still a work in progress.''
The reigning American League Rookie of the Year who finished second in MVP voting, Judge looks to follow up a season in which he hit .284 with 52 home runs and 114 RBIs. And he still feels he has a lot to prove.
"I'm still competing, still got to put up the numbers and do my job,'' Judge said.