Yankes outfielder Aaron Judge hit off a tee Monday in Oakland, marking it the first time since he suffered a fractured wrist in July in which he has done so, however the team doesn't have a timeframe for his return.
Judge, who has been out since July 27 when he took a Jakob Junis fastball to the wrist, took 50 swings at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum -- 25 dry swings without a baseball and 25 off a tee with a ball.
"I was feeling good," Judge said, according to ESPN's Coley Harvey. "I tried to just do my normal routine. I didn't want to take anything at 50 percent. It felt great. I took some quality hacks. We'll see how it feels in the morning."
Judge had been doing conditioning drills and throwing, however had yet to swing a bat. He had, according to Harvey, swung with fungoes and other lightweight bats, but Monday was the first time he used a typical bat he would use in a game.
"It's moving in the right direction. It's definitely a big step," Judge said. "We're just excited and kind of on track with what we're going to one day accomplish. So I'm excited for the progress we're making so far."
Though Judge has already missed five and a half weeks, which is nearly double the team's initial three-week timeframe, manager Aaron Boone said he wouldn't put a timeframe on Judge's return until the weekend, alloting him time to see how he recovers from his first swings and if he could face live pitching.
"Once we get through this weekend, and if he continues to graduate, then you start really thinking about a possible timeline about maybe getting back," Boone said of Judge, who was hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs at the time he was placed on the DL.