Aaron Boone spoke to reporters and talked about what’s going on with Yankees star Aaron Judge.
When New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone removed Aaron Judge from the game on Tuesday night in the sixth inning, the entire fanbase had no idea what was going on. The guy homered and the team just had a day off. What gives?
After the victory over the Atlanta Braves, Boone was confronted with questions regarding his decision, and all he had to say was that the team was being cautious because Judge had just played four straight games in Tampa on the artificial turf at Tropicana Field.
But here we are less than 24 hours later, and that is NOT the case.
Now, Judge is dealing with an injury of sorts, defined as “lower body tightness” that seems to be affecting his hips, hamstrings and calves. The Yankees managed to get through the first two weeks of the season without disheartening injury news, but now we have Giancarlo Stanton on the shelf for close to a month and more concerns about Judge.
Boone probably didn’t want to have everyone on high alert last night when he declared the team was only being cautious, but one thing we do know is that this was absolutely no way a coincidence.
One has to assume he didn’t disclose this information to the public because a) there wasn’t enough of a concern to do so at that point and b) it was unclear if the issue would linger into Wednesday. Now it’s simply a bad look, because it makes it seem like Boone was lying.
Anddddd now it seems even more like a lie, because the series against the Boston Red Sox isn’t until Friday! That would give Judge time off on Monday, partial rest on Tuesday, and another two full days of rest on Wednesday and Thursday.
What went from “being cautious” is now all of a sudden “we don’t really know.” Will it ever end?