So far, we can firmly say that the New York Yankees have had the luxury to enjoy a relatively healthy season from their star player, Aaron Judge. He has taken part in 129 games and is already up to 552 plate appearances. He has missed some contests here and there, in part because the organization has made it a priority to keep him in one piece.
However, the fact that Yankeesâ€™ manager Aaron Boone had to remove his star outfielder in the third inning of Sundayâ€™s game against the Mets raises concerns in the entire organization. Judge was taken out with what was described as â€œdizziness,â€ per MLB.comâ€™s Bryan Hoch.
Judge seems to be feeling better already, but the Yankees will monitor his status ahead of Mondayâ€™s game against the Minnesota Twins.
â€œI just spoke with him and heâ€™s doing pretty good, so hopefully weâ€™ll be in a good spot for [Monday],â€ Boone said.
The Yankees need their star to keep pushing for the postseason
Boone explained that Judge, who is carrying the Yankees offensively with a .293/.377/.535 line, 32 home runs, and 79 RBI, started experiencing the aforementioned dizziness during his first at-bat of the game, against Metsâ€™ starter Carlos Carrasco. In fact, he received medical attention.
â€œAfter the first pitch of his first at-bat, he just got a little bit dizzy,â€ Boone said. â€œIt lasted for a little bit.â€
After striking out twice against Carrasco, the Yankees took him out in the third frame and replaced him with Brett Gardner in center.
Judge was the Yankeesâ€™ hero on Saturdayâ€™s 8-7 victory against their crosstown rivals, smashing two home runs.
Hopefully he can return to the field as soon as today and keep building on an impressive campaign fueled by improved health and durability. The Yankees, currently out of a postseason spot after Sundayâ€™s loss, need his contributions to stay afloat and keep fighting.