Yankees say it’s unlikely Aaron Judge will need offseason surgery

Gray Frame Corner

The Yankees' schedule for the upcoming month is empty of playoff games.

 However, they do not anticipate scheduling any surgery for their star player either.

Before the Yankees opened a series against the Blue Jays with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone reaffirmed that Aaron Judge is not anticipated to require offseason surgery on his right big toe.

For a while, it had been hoped that Judge may postpone surgery.

even though he returned from the torn ligament in his toe at the end of July at less than 100 percent, he is still injured in the last week of the season.

"I've kind of felt that way for a while," Boone admitted. "I believe the relief is that it has likely subsided as much as it has since he returned. 

It was hoped that he might even get better as time went on, and I believe that has happened. 

That's what I've observed; I believe there has been continuous development in the way he moves around the bases and other such things. What has been heartening is that.

Judge didn’t play Tuesday, but Boone expected to have him back in there on Wednesday.

Since his return from the injured list on July 28, Judge has started 51 of the Yankees’ 57 games, batting .240 with 16 home runs and a .937 OPS.