Aaron Judge to the IL
The Yankees and their fans received the biggest gut check of all today when it was announced that outfielder Aaron Judge has been transferred to the 10-day IL with what Aaron Boone called a "pretty significant" left oblique strain. Boone would not give a timetable for Judge's return, but just said the Yankees will re-evaluate Judge in two weeks.
The "next man up" mantra is being fully tested for the Yankees right now. Infielder Thairo Estrada has been called up to take Judge's spot on the roster.