UPDATE (July 26 – 11:05 p.m. EDT): Aaron Judge will miss at least three weeks with a “chip fracture” of the ulnar styloid bone in his right wrist. The doctors did not recommend surgery, though the Yankees said in their release it would require “a three-week time period before Judge can swing a bat in a game situation.”
Not the worst that could happen, but certainly not the best. Giancarlo Stanton likely shifts to get the bulk of playing time in right field now.
POSTGAME UPDATE: A noticeably agitated Aaron Boone did not have any update on Judge’s X-rays or MRI/CT scan. He said he was “concerned”.
Continue holding your breath.
The Yankees are holding their breath after outfielder Aaron Judge was removed from Thursday’s game after getting hit with a pitch in his right wrist.
Royals starter Jakob Junis came up and in on Judge with a 2-2 fastball in his first plate appearance in the first inning. It looked like the pitch hit Judge on his right wrist. He stayed in the game to run the bases, and also got an infield hit in his next plate appearance. But, when his spot came up in the fourth inning, Miguel Andújar came up as a pinch-hitter.
The team announced that Judge had seen team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, and that he was headed to New York Presbyterian Hospital for an MRI.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as news becomes available.