Yankees OF Aaron Judge will be activated before Friday night's game but is not ready to be used as a hitter, manager Aaron Boone said.
"If there's a spot to get him in somewhere to run the bases," the Yankees will do it, Boone added, noting he could also be available to play defense.
Judge took batting practice and threw to home plate and third base from right field on Tuesday, with that BP session marking the second time in as many days that he hit on the field.
According to Boone, the Yankees "have a plan in place over the next few days" for Judge when it comes to returning to hitting, and that he would face pitching in a simulated game before getting any at-bats in the majors.
The 26-year-old Judge has been sidelined since July with a fractured wrist.
Judge recently admitted that he still has 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."
Judge is hitting .285/.398/.548 with 26 homers, 20 doubles, 61 RBI, and 137 strikeouts in 99 games this season.