TORONTO — Aaron Judge was back in the Yankees’ starting lineup Tuesday after suffering a dislocated left pinky in Sunday’s win over the Red Sox in Boston.
“He’s good to go,” manager Aaron Boone said before the Yankees’ 7-2 victory over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. “Fortunately it wasn’t something too serious or something to keep him out of the lineup. It’s probably something he’ll have to deal with.”
Judge went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, a sacrifice fly and two walks. He showed no ill effects from the injury during batting practice, but Boone acknowledged it’s something they will have to continue to monitor.
“Everything affects everything a little bit,” Boone said. “We’re confident he should be fine and not inhibited from doing anything.”
Boone said he also was pleased by how Judge has looked in the outfield after being used as a DH on consecutive days last week, when the manager called him “banged up.”
“I thought he moved around great defensively in Boston,” Boone said. “The off day [Monday] was beneficial for him, too.”
Joey Gallo was also able to play after taking a pitch off his shin in Sunday’s win. He went 0-for-5.