February 27, 2021

Aaron Judge uncertainty still looming over Yankees (New York Post)

TAMPA — A little more than two hours before Monday night’s Yankees game against the Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field, Aaron Boone didn’t have a date when Aaron Judge will play in his first exhibition game.

According to Boone, Judge continued to participate in soft-toss drills in the batting cage and throwing up to 90 feet on Monday.

Judge arrived in camp with a bothersome right shoulder and has been limited to one-handed swings and taking cuts during flip drills.

Until Judge takes batting practice outside, it will be difficult to gauge when he will be able to face real pitching. The Yankees are taking it slowly with Judge because it is still February and there are 31 days until Opening Day on March 26 against the Orioles.

A normal spring training workload for a position player is 30-40 at-bats and there are minor league games in which a player could get five to six at-bats.

Prior to the game, Boone said he hadn’t received an update on Luis Severino’s sore right forearm. The right-handed pitcher flew to New York on Sunday and was scheduled for tests Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“I’m hoping to get something [Monday]. I touched base with him this…

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