Aaron Judge is back. He’s been activated by the Yankees and he’ll be in the lineup against the Houston Astros tonight. He’s batting leadoff.
Judge has been out since April 21 due to a strained left oblique. Prior to the injury, Judge was batting .288/.404/.521 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 89 plate appearances. New York hasn’t been lost without him — they went 37-17 while he was on the injured list — but that’s some production that they would love to have back.