Why Aaron Judge Is Out of Starting Lineup in Series Opener Against Red Sox?

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The New york Yankees opened their first series of the season Without their biggest bats in the starting lineup...

Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed that Judge is dealing with some lower body soreness and will not be available for the match.

"From the last couple of nights, he's been dealing with some tightness in his lower half, feeling heaviness and tightness in his calves.

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“I just know when he starts to get that tightness down there, it’s not something that I want to become a bigger issue.”

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According to the reports , Judge will be available as a pinch hitter, if necessary, and then return to the lineup on Friday.

The Yankees exited the victory with a 15-game edge over Boston and a 14 ¹/₂-game lead on the second-place Rays in the AL East.

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Judge said he’s been dealing with the discomfort and said his absence was “just precautionary.’

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In 80 games this season, Judge has batted .287/.366/.627, leading the Majors with 65 runs scored, 30 homers and 190 total bases

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Judge has already been selected as a starting outfielder for the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.