Aaron Judge makes first catch since toe injury…”first step to return”
Reporter Kwon Hyuk-jun = Aaron Judge (31, New York Yankees), who has been sidelined with a broken toe, played catch for the first time since the injury.
According to ESPN, Jersey played catch in the outfield before the Yankees’ 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California, on Sept. 29.
“There are a lot of steps to getting back in the game, and this is just one of them,” he said.
Judge injured his right big toe on April 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers when he crashed into the outfield fence while fielding. The injury was initially thought to be minor, a bruise or sprain, but was later confirmed to be a torn ligament in the big toe.카지노
It’s still unclear exactly when Judge will return, but he took his first steps by playing catch.
“It’s good to see him out there walking and playing catch,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, adding that “slow but steady progress continues to be made.”
Judge hit 62 home runs last year, breaking the American League’s single-season record for home runs in 61 years, and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
He is eligible for free agency after the 2022 season and re-signed with the Yankees for a nine-year, $360 million contract, the most in free agency history.
In his first season of free agency, he led the American League in home runs with 19 on the season, including 12 in May alone.
However, the injury has pushed him back in the home run race, with Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) leading the way with 28 home runs.