Any thoughts of Aaron Judge avoiding a serious injury should be forgotten.
The Yankees officially placed their right fielder and lineup centerpiece on the 10-day injured list Sunday.Additionally, manager Aaron Boone didn't even offer a timeline for his potential return, saying the left oblique strain that caused him to exit Saturday's game against the Royals is "pretty significant."
Judge said he didn't have a timeframe for his return but would be patient.
"There's no need to put a clock on it because of what happened just like what I did with the wrist last year," Judge said, according to NJ Advane Media's Brendan Kuty. "So no need to go down that road again."
Judge becomes the 13th player to hit the injured list for the Yankees this season, the majority being key pieces of the roster. The Yankees don't have a ton of in-house options, given the multitude of injuries already, and exploring some free agency options may be on the table.
The 26-year-old was batting .316 with a 1.394 OPS, including six homers and 15 RBI, before going down with the injury.
Thairo Estrado was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.