After the Yankees placed outfielder Aaron Judge on the 10-day disabled list with a chip fracture in his right wrist, manager Aaron Boone told reporters he believes the three-week timeframe for his return is "realistic."
Judge, who fractured his ulnar styloid bone, is not wearing a cast and could take dry swings and tee swings next week after he was hit by a pitch in Thursday's 7-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.
Doctors did not recommend Judge undergo surgery, and the three-week timeframe the team has on Judge could be in a rehab game.
Judge was hit by a Jakob Junis fastball in the first inning but remained in the game. He hit an infield single in the third inning but was pinch hit for in the fourth inning.
The 26-year-old Judge was hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs prior to being placed on the DL.
The Yankees recalled 23-year-old infielder Tyler Wade to take Judge's spot on the active roster. In 23 MLB games, he is hitting .185 with one home run and five RBIs, while he is hitting .268 with two home runs and 18 RBIs with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.