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What does game situation mean? 3 weeks before he can swing a bat in a game, or 3 weeks before he can swing a bat at all?
Guessing this is the source the Yankees are using? If so, IANAD, but given the phrasing 'Conservative therapy involving immobilization of the injured wrist for 3 weeks proved to be successful' it sounds like the latter?

Bring on the Billy McKinney era!
About that, not sure this is possible at the moment either.
 

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Yeah, that definitely could have been worse, crazy that it came just hours after moving Drury and McKinney. I guess Wade will come up, Walker will keep getting ABs and hopefully Frazier will be back soon, and maybe they can trade for a fill-in bat like Moustakas if the price isn't too crazy.
 

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So funny how long it took me to remember that Jacoby Ellsbury is still vaguely connected to the team, I needed to see someone mention him on Twitter. Miracle recovery?
 

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Guessing this is the source the Yankees are using? If so, IANAD, but given the phrasing 'Conservative therapy involving immobilization of the injured wrist for 3 weeks proved to be successful' it sounds like the latter?
The latter, if things turn out well:
If the bone fragment healed, it took 6 to 8 weeks.
The hamate bone is implicated too, which brings back memories of Big Papi's lost year.

Tendons were not mentioned, but any mention of 'wrist' brings back Nomemories.
 

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Oh, Hanley would be awesome/hilarious, I would totally sign up for that if he is somehow in shape. Or what about Dozier?
 

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Dan Federico on Twitter mentions Mark Reynolds, always liked him.
 

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I am as passionate a Red Sox lover and Yankee hater as the next SoSHer, but this bums me out. Judge seems like a good dude. I hope he recovers well. Okay by me if he takes his time.
 

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The timing is kind of perfect to add someone, 5 days before the deadline and rosters expanding around when Judge will hopefully be back. NY just needs a DH bat so they should have lots of options.
 

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Wrists can be brutal. I like Judge, hope he heals fast. That said, his power could absolutely be usurped until spring. Wait and see.....
 

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Judge has been my nephew's gateway into baseball over the last couple of seasons. He doesn't know it yet, but his dad got tickets for the August 16th game at Yankee Stadium. This is a bummer. I've never wished for a Yankee to recover quickly, but that's where I am now.
 

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That's a good call. Or if the Nats are selling, see how cheap the Yanks can get Daniel Murphy.
I'm not sure the Nats are sellers yet since Phillies and Braves both could be caught, and with the myriad of injuries they are facing, guys like Reynolds are actually needed/seeing a lot of playing time....
 

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FWIW - Merloni said he had the same injury and he was out a few months. Though he wasn't sure it was in the exact same spot.

Of course no team in history has needed Lou Merloni to rush back in a pennant race either.
 

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It's also advisable to minimize the reported impact of any injuries as much as possible before the trade deadline.
Sure, but since Stanton can move from DH to RF, NY can bring in any hitter, no need for them to play defense. So there should be plenty of non-pricy options whether Judge is out three weeks or the rest of the season.

I think they'll get someone like Mark Reynolds or Jose Martinez before the Sox series next weekend, also Tyler Austin is still in AAA if nothing satisfying works out.
 

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The most appalling and frightening aspect of this whole thing is Boone calling him "Judgey".
I have a friend with the same last name. That’s his nickname, so it didn’t register with me. Except that I still don’t like managers using nicknames.
 

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He is back and has yet to homer in his return (34 ABs) but in off the field news, he had the best selling jersey in all of MLB for the second straight season:

 

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Haha. bumping this thread for the first time in a year with the exact same post, best-selling jersey in MLB for the third straight year.

 

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Great article just went up on The Athletic examining why Aaron Judge is upset over the cheating scandal. He said it’s about the kids who love baseball, and how they will be impacted.

So refreshing to hear this, and a reminder that the Yankees’ leadership is in great hands going forward.

Judge is not a perfect baseball player, and neither was Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera, but they set fine examples for their teammates. Every team in baseball has one or two people like this, who were raised the right way. I hope Judge retires in pinstripes the way the other two did.
 

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Worth noting that with Betts and Kole Calhoun out of the AL, he is the strong preseason favorite for the Gold Glove in RF.
 

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The kids? C’mon. It’s never about the kids. It’s about a bunch of rich ball players feeling like they could have made more money if not for peers not being on the same page about exactly how much shadiness is permitted by baseball’s sacred unwritten rules.

I like Judge, fwiw. He’s hard to dislike.
 

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The kids? C’mon. It’s never about the kids. It’s about a bunch of rich ball players feeling like they could have made more money if not for peers not being on the same page about exactly how much shadiness is permitted by baseball’s sacred unwritten rules.

I like Judge, fwiw. He’s hard to dislike.
Babe Ruth loved the kids, too. He was a kid almost all his life. Ted Williams loved kids. I am not as cynical as you. There are players who care how the game looks to the kids. I would bet Mookie does, too.
 

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You’re suggesting Mookie wants 12/$420... for the kids?
Hey, I feel your pain. My feelings about baseball changed when free agency came into existence. I was bitter over players changing teams because of money. Now I ignore the money and root for the players who love playing the game. Mookie is one of them. He deserves what he can get. Same for Judge when his time comes. But along the way, I watch how these guys react with the kids before games. Judge likes to pick out a kid in the front row and play catch between innings. That’s the only thing we have left of the sport’s childhood innocence. And I worry that if Judge ever left the Yankees, the team would never be the same to those kids who idolized him.
 

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Babe Ruth loved the kids, too. He was a kid almost all his life. Ted Williams loved kids. I am not as cynical as you. There are players who care how the game looks to the kids. I would bet Mookie does, too.
There is something I could say here about a couple of fairly recent Yankee WS champs, but I am not gonna make it.
 

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There is something I could say here about a couple of fairly recent Yankee WS champs, but I am not gonna make it.
Go ahead. There is a larger issue here about how we fans have to view the game as we grow older. Very few of us were happy when A-Rod (and Clemens) joined the Yankees with fat contracts bloating the payroll.
More perspective and outside opinions are needed. I get what Lomb is saying. But we are all at different stages of our lives, and our fandom. Just having three or four homegrown Yankee players I can admire is enough for me.
 

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Go ahead. There is a larger issue here about how we fans have to view the game as we grow older. Very few of us were happy when A-Rod (and Clemens) joined the Yankees with fat contracts bloating the payroll.
More perspective and outside opinions are needed. I get what Lomb is saying. But we are all at different stages of our lives, and our fandom. Just having three or four homegrown Yankee players I can admire is enough for me.
I think you missed what I was trying to say. Google Chad Curtis and John Wettland.