MLB’s home run king makes first live at-bat since toe injury
- on Jul 24, 2023
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has raised the possibility of a late-season comeback.
Jersey took his first live batting at Yankee Stadium in New York City on Thursday (June 24) after suffering a toe injury, local media reported.
Live batting is an actual batting practice in which the batter directly hits the ball thrown by the pitcher on the mound.
Jersey, who hit 16 pitches thrown by pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga, who is rehabbing from elbow surgery, didn’t make any in-play contact, but his swing was judged to be sharp for his first practice.
Judge was injured on April 4 when he stubbed his big toe on the outfield fence while playing catch in a game against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers.메이저놀이터
A postgame examination revealed a torn toe ligament, and he has been rehabbing for nearly two months.
“The pain in my toe isn’t completely gone, but I’m recovering well,” Jersey said after practice.
The Yankees, who have slipped to fourth place in the American League East, will get a major boost in the late-season wild-card race if Judge returns.
After hitting 62 home runs and being named the league’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) last year, Judge became a free agent and signed a nine-year, $360 million contract with his former team, the Yankees.