Aaron Judge back again in Yankees lineup vs. Rays, Luke Voit nearing return

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tuesday afternoon, for the first time given that July 11, manager…

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Tuesday afternoon, for the first time given that July 11, manager Aaron Boone was capable to generate a Yankees lineup that contained Aaron Judge.

And in this critical stretch of highway online games in opposition to the AL East’s elite, the Yankees can only hope it is not far too late for their slugger to have an influence.

“Really thrilled to have him back,’’ Boone said ahead of a vital 3-sport collection opener from the next-spot Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Discipline.

Absent from the Yankees considering the fact that the All-Star crack, because of to contracting the coronavirus, both Decide and catcher Kyle Higashioka were being activated from the COVID -19 record and newly obtained reliever Clay Holmes was extra to the lively roster.

Screening constructive immediately after his participation in the July 13 All-Star Activity at Colorado, Choose skipped 9 team online games, together with seven towards the initial-position Boston Crimson Sox.

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on a single off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Later on Tuesday afternoon, Boone told WFAN that Choose was a applicant to provide as the Yankees designated hitter for Wednesday’s game, with Giancarlo Stanton receiving the start in still left field.

Stanton has yet to enjoy a defensive inning this yr, and Boone wished to get him out there in progress of this weekend’s interleague sequence at Miami against the Marlins.

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