Yankees’ Aaron Judge Admits Big Toe Injury Could Haunt Career, Calls for Team Reinforcement in Free Agency

Yankees’ Aaron Judge Admits Big Toe Injury Could Haunt Career, Calls for Team Reinforcement in Free Agency

New York Yankees’ standout player, Aaron Judge, spoke to reporters about the persistent impact of the big toe injury he suffered last season.

The injury, which caused him to miss 42 games, occurred when he crashed into the fence at Dodger Stadium.

Judge, standing at 6 feet 7 inches and weighing 282 pounds, acknowledged that the toe injury would require ongoing maintenance throughout his career.

Return and Performance After Absence:

Despite the substantial absence, Judge made a comeback on July 28, hitting .262 with 37 homers and 75 RBIs in 106 games.

However, he admitted that managing the toe injury would be a constant challenge: “It’s going to be, I think, a constant maintenance I think the rest of my career.”

Judge attributed his move from right field to center field to play smarter and avoid similar injuries.

Strategic Approach and Smarter Play:

Addressing reporters, Judge emphasized the importance of playing smarter to prevent injuries: “I keep getting hurt in right field, so I think that’s why they moved me to center field.”

He stressed the need to understand field dimensions and play strategically. Judge shared insights into his own miscalculation and humorously remarked, “But, no, I don’t think there’ll be any cement bottoms of walls in center field.”

Hope for Team Reinforcement:

Responding to questions about the team’s potential moves in free agency, Judge expressed optimism: “I hope so, they’re always working, you know.”

He praised the Yankees’ commitment to improvement, acknowledging the organization’s continuous efforts to make impactful moves, whether through trades or free agency.

General Manager Brian Cashman echoed similar sentiments, suggesting the team might not be done adding firepower.

Yankees’ Targets in Free Agency:

New York Yankees have been linked to notable pitchers still available in the free-agent market.

The team is reportedly interested in National League Cy Young winner Blake Snell and is considering a reunion with World Series Champion Jordan Montgomery.

Judge’s hope for team reinforcement aligns with the organization’s ongoing pursuit of strengthening the roster ahead of the upcoming season.

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