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Aaron Judge to begin rehab assignment

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The Yankees announced this afternoon that Aaron Judge will start a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

That’s certainly good news. While the Yankees didn’t say how long it’ll be until he’s back in New York, based on the way these things usually go Judge probably has less than a week of minor league work ahead of him and will be back with the big club some time next week. Barring setbacks anyway.

Judge suffered a significant oblique strain in late April. At the time he was hitting .288/.404/.521 with five homers in 20 games.

Trea Turner hits for the cycle

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Nationals shortstop Trea Turner hit for the cycle on Tuesday night against the Rockies, becoming the first National to hit for the cycle since, well, himself back on April 25, 2017… against the Rockies.

Turner led off the bottom of the first inning with a home run to center field off of Peter Lambert. He singled in the second, tripled to lead off the fourth, and hit an RBI double as part of an eight-run seventh inning to complete the cycle.

Turner is the fourth player to hit for the cycle this season. The others:

After completing the cycle, Turner is hitting .286/.343/.494 with eight home runs, 25 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in 277 plate appearances this season.