The Yankees' Aaron Judge is taking it slow because of a "cranky" right shoulder. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY 

Coming off a 2019 season that was riddled with injuries, the unfortunate trend is continuing for the New York Yankees

All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge will be sidelined to start spring training due to right shoulder soreness, the team announced.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Tuesday that Judge is experiencing soreness in his shoulder and the team plans to restrict him from hitting and throwing drills to start the spring. 

As a matter of caution, New York will also keep Judge out of exhibition games to begin spring, with the first game set to take place on Saturday.

Fortunately for the Yankees, the team doesn’t believe Judge’s “cranky” shoulder will sideline him for too long. Given hitters just reported for camp this week, the team has time to ease Judge into action and monitor the progress with more than a month until Opening Day.

The Yankees suffered a significant blow before spring training began when starting pitcher James Paxton underwent a rare spinal surgery. The Yanks are hopeful he can return to action before June, strengthening one of MLB’s best rotations.

This article first appeared on Sportsnaut and was syndicated with permission.


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