Yankees OF Aaron Judge and LHP Aroldis Chapman took part in a simulated game Monday at Yankee Stadium, the team announced.
Judge took 11 live at-bats against RHP A.J. Cole, RHP Chance Adams, and LHP Phillip Diehl during his game, while Chapman threw 22 pitches against INF Tyler Wade and C Kyle Higashioka.
Judge and Chapman both finished their sessions without any issues coming up, which makes this another successful step toward returning to the club. On Judge specifically, manager Aaron Boone noted Sunday that there is a chance he could be a full participant for the Yankees' upcoming series with the Red Sox.
"I would say it's a possibility," Boone told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch. "I don't think we're there. That's potentially in the timeline, but I wouldn't say we're there to make that call yet. I'd say around that time, he could be close. I would think by some point on this homestand, assuming everything continues to progress, he should be active."
Judge made a cameo appearance in the outfield for the final two innings of the Yankees' game this past Friday, but hasn't seen the plate yet. He has been out since July 26 after suffering a chip fracture in his right wrist.
As for Chapman, he has been dealing with left knee tendinitis all season long, but he has been making the necessary strides to return just before a potential postseason run. He also threw a 26-pitch bullpen on Saturday without any issues arising.