The New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge exited early from his team’s 4-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Thursday after he began experiencing discomfort in his right hip, the team confirmed.
Judge struggled to settle into the game, striking out in both of his at-bats. Following his second strikeout, he began feeling a “grab in his area” and was replaced by Oswaldo Cabrera in the fourth inning.
“After that headfirst dive the other night, just kind of whole right side has been a little locked up,” Judge explained. “It wasn’t until the second-to-last swing of that at-bat I felt something grab, and they thought it would kind of best just to shut it down and see how we feel after a couple of days.”
Manager Aaron Boone stated that the team would reassess Judge on Friday to see how he is coping with his discomfort. Boone did not give any further details other than to confirm that Judge is not scheduled to undergo any tests.