New York Yankees receive phenomenal injury news for Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, James Paxton

Alexander Wilson
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Mar 10, 2018; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) hits his second double on the day during the third inning against the New York Mets at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees gain awesome news on the injury front!

Some of the only current news for the Yankees is the health of the their players and how they’re progressing during these tumultuous times. Manager Aaron Boone stated in an interview with the YES Network on Thursday that his injured players are getting healthier with every passing day.

“We’re using this time and he’s using this time to continue to heal,’’ Boone stated. “Obviously, it’s been very productive having the chance to have this time to allow the rib to heal. And that is happening.”

Starting pitching Luis Severino likely won’t return until next season, but guys like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and James Paxton are progressing well. Stanton would ready to play today if baseball was back in full swing, but it doesn’t seem like that will happen for at least another few weeks.

“When we get ready to go, he should certainly be ready to be back and be part of things,’’ Aaron sais regarding Stanton.

As for Paxton, who underwent surgery to remove a cyst from his lower back, the lefty pitcher has been healing nicely. A few weeks ago, he began a throwing program and was expected to return in early-May. He will be more than ready by the time baseball realistically returns.

“He’s done great,’’ Boone said “We feel really good about the decision to go ahead and get the surgery. Every step of the way, it’s gone pretty smoothly for him. I think he threw maybe his fifth bullpen the other day and continues to report it’s going really well. We’re really encouraged with James.”

The Yankees have been connecting virtually, for the time being, using Zoom and other means to stay in contact and ensure players are taking care of their bodies and training apprioately. The virtual aspect of this can be tricky, but they’re doing a great job keeping everyone in the loop and active.