Judge takes break with shoul­der is­sue

Montreal Gazette - - SPORTS -

The Judge’s Cham­bers re­main closed as slump­ing slug­ger Aaron Judge was ab­sent from the lineup again Wed­nes­day as the New York Yan­kees opened a dou­ble­header with the AL Cen­tral-lead­ing Cleve­land In­di­ans. Judge leads the Amer­i­can League with 37 home runs and a .581 slug­ging per­cent­age, but has tailed off dra­mat­i­cally since win­ning the Home Run Derby dur­ing the all-star break. The big rookie is bat­ting .179 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in the sec­ond half. “This is go­ing to just re­fresh the body,” said Judge, who has been deal­ing with a left shoul­der is­sue. “Get a lit­tle re­fresher here for the last push. We’ve got a lot of im­por­tant games com­ing up.”

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