Aaron Judge took batting practice on the field on Monday in Minnesota before the Yankees' game against the Twins -- hitting that goal earlier than manager Aaron Boone had predicted.
Boone said on Sunday that the hope was that Boone -- who has been out since July 26 due to a fractured wrist -- would take BP toward the end of this week at Yankee Stadium.
Judge had been hitting in the batting cages and fielding fly balls in the outfield this past weekend.
He suffered the broken wrist when he was hit with a 93 mph fastball.
Judge said recently that he still feels some pain in his wrist, but that it has improved.
"I'm confident how it's feeling right now,'' Judge said, according to the North Jersey Record's Pete Caldera. "I was confident from when it first happened. ... I'm just excited to get closer, I'm one step closer every day."
Last Monday was the first time Judge swung a bat since his injury.
The Yankees entered play Monday 8.5 games back of the Red Sox for the division lead with 20 games remaining in the regular season. They lead the Athletics by 2.5 games for the first Wild Card.
The 26-year-old Judge is hitting .285/.398/.548 with 26 homers, 20 doubles, 61 RBI, and 137 strikeouts in 99 games this season.