Bringing in a new training staff doesn't seem to have helped the New York Yankees shake the injury bug that plagued them last season. Stars James Paxton, Luis Severino, Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge are all dealing with their own ailments.
But, Judge's spring training injury in particular is concerning because the Yankees still don't have a timeline for when their super slugger can start taking batting practice again.
The injury was first reported just a day after he arrived at camp, but the fact that a timeline for return hasn't even been set yet doesn't bode well for the former AL Rookie of the Year, especially after it was revealed that Stanton isn't expected to be ready for Opening Day.
The two-time All-Star is a pivotal player in the Yankees' lineup. Since the start of 2017, he owns a .973 OPS with 106 home runs and 236 runs batted in. Even the injuries that have sidelined him over the past couple of seasons haven't stopped him from being one of the most productive bats in the Bronx.
Judge's team needs him to be healthy this year. Hopefully he and the training staff can resolve this issue as soon as possible so he can get back on track.