Judge And Stanton Would Miss Start Of Season

TAMPA, Florida, USA (AP) – Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton will likely miss the inaugural game of the New York season in Baltimore on March 26 due to their injuries. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Judge She has undergone more tests to determine the cause of pain in the area of ​​the right pectoral near her shoulder. Judge has not been able to hit the field since the beginning of spring training. The right gardener accused discomfort on Friday while taking a batting practice for a second day in an indoor cage. “He feels more in the breastplate,” Cashman said. “(The pain) has come down to the pectoral. We are trying to see what you have and determine what affects you. For now, what I can tell you is that he has felt better in the last 48 hours. ”Stanton suffered a sprained right calf on February 26 during a defensive practice. Cashman believes that Stanton should be able to play in April. Since winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2017, Judge did not go above 112 games in 2018 for a fractured right wrist and 102 games last year due a sprain from the left oblique. Stanton was acquired by the Yankees in a trade with Miami prior to the 2018 campaign. The left fielder played just 18 games of the regular season last year due to left biceps and right knee injuries. New York had already ruled out center fielder Aaron Hicks, who underwent Tommy John surgery on the right elbow on October 31. His return mid-season. Before those absences, the Yankee gardeners group would be made up of Brett Gardner at the center, with Michael Tauchman and Clint Frazier in the corners. New York will also open the season without three of its five starting pitchers. . The right Luis Severino will miss the year by a reconstructive surgery of the elbow; left-hander James Paxton will be out until mid-May after surgery for a lumbar disc herniation; and the right Domingo Germán will fulfill the last 63 games of a suspension of 81 for breaking the domestic violence regulation.