Aaron Judge likely out for the rest of the year with a strained oblique

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge suffered a strained right oblique in the fourth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers. It’s an injury that almost certainly ends Judge’s season, GM Bryan Cashman said on Wednesday, per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

Judge, 24, impressed by homering in each of his first two major league games, but struggled against major league pitching overall. He hit .179/.263/.345 with four homers and 10 RBI in 95 plate appearances.

Rob Refsnyder has been playing in the outfield more as of late and should see more time in right field with Judge out of action.

Cashman also made a point to say that Judge isn’t guaranteed a roster spot for the 2017 season. Per Hoch, the GM said, “He’ll have to earn his way on like everybody next year. There are no absolutes.”