Yankees OF Aaron Judge went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup on Tuesday night.
Judge hit second in the order and started in right field.
"I felt like I never left," Judge said, per MLB.com. who said he still feels some pain in his wrist but that it won't affect his play. "Everything felt good. I felt like my at-bats were good. Seeing the ball well. That's all you can really ask for after missing that many weeks. So I'm excited with the start, we got the win and just got to keep that rolling."
The reigning AL Rookie of the Year made a cameo appearance in the outfield last Friday, but had yet to return to the plate.
Judge participated in his second straight simulated game on Tuesday morning, where he was seen launching a homer over the right field fence. Boone, along with GM Brian Cashman and other team officials, cleary liked what they saw from the 26-year-old slugger and made the call to put him back in the batter's box.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Judge could see a good amount of at-bats to get back in the groove before the postseason.
"I think there's a realistic chance that 30,40 at-bats exist," Boone told MLB.com's Bryan Hoch over the weekend. "With hitting, I believe it's one of those things that is a little bit unpredictable. Whether you're a decent player or you're a great player like Aaron Judge, sometimes that timing can happen quickly.
Judge is hitting 26 homers and 61 RBI over 101 games.