The injuries just keep getting worse for the Yankees.
Aaron Judge left Saturday's game against the Royals in the sixth inning with a left oblique injury and is scheduled to undergo an MRI at New York Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation, the team announced.
The Yankees slugger was grabbing his left side following a swing on a single and was grimacing in pain on his way to first base. He was immediately removed from the game and was visibly frustrated in the dugout as he went back into the clubhouse.
The Yankees have been bombarded by injuries this year, currently with 12 players on the injured list.
They are expecting to have Gary Sanchez back by the middle of next week but are still missing Giancarlo Stanton, Miguel Andujar, Aaron Hicks, Troy Tulowitzki, Didi Gregorius and Greg Bird from the lineup, as well as Luis Severino and Dellin Betances from their pitching corps.
With Judge heading for the IL, the Yankees expect INF Thairo Estrada to come back up to the big club to replace him on the roster.