Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) drew three walks in his return from injury.
Jersey went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in the No. 2 spot in the lineup against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday (Sept. 29) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
In his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning, Judge hit a fastball that touched 104.4 mph, but was caught by the right fielder and turned around.
He drew a walk in each of his next three at-bats and finished the game without adding a hit.
Judge suffered a toe ligament injury on April 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he crashed into the outfield fence while playing defense.메이저놀이터
Initially, he was expected to return to the field quickly, but the injury was more severe than expected and he faced a lengthy rehabilitation.
He returned to the big leagues after 55 days, and the Yankees welcomed him back with a “Welcome Back Captain” post on social media.
However, his toe is still not 100%. For the time being, he will wear a protective shoe and will be limited to the designated hitter role until his toe feels better.
“I think he’s ready to go,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, “and it’s definitely good to have him back in the lineup.”
“I didn’t want to aggravate the injury after coming back. If it comes back, it could be a problem next year, the year after, the year after. I talked to a couple of doctors and we’re at a point where the ligaments are stabilizing. It’s in good shape.”
Judge, who hit 61 home runs last season to set the American League record for most home runs in a single season and win the league’s Most Valuable Player award, was leading the league in home runs this season with 19 in 49 games before the injury.
The Yankees, meanwhile, fell to Baltimore 0-1 despite Judge’s three-run performance.