September 20, 2021

Yankees’ Aaron Judge didn’t start game due to blood tests (New York Post)


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- After being a late scratch prior to Wednesday’s game, Aaron Judge was pinch-hit in the fifth inning and delivered the go-ahead hit in the 10th inning of the Yankees 3-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

Following the win, Judge said he was undergoing some tests and blood work related to coming off the COVID-19 IL and didn’t get to the field until close to game time.

“I was pretty upset we weren’t able to get it done before the game,’’ said Judge, who returned from the IL Tuesday.

When asked, Judge declined to say whether he’d been vaccinated.

“I’m not gonna get into that,’’ Judge said.

He also said he only had very mild symptoms.

“The worst I got was a headache and some sniffles,’’ Judge said. “It felt like allergies. I’ve had a worse cold or flu in the past.”

Aaron Judge drove home the go-ahead run in Wednesday's win over the Rays.
Aaron Judge drove home the go-ahead run in Wednesday’s win over the Rays.
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He added he was still able to work out.

And he doesn’t know how he contracted the illness.

“I’ve been trying to rack my brain around that,’’ Judge said.

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