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Aaron Judge to be activated from IL on Friday

New York Yankees v San Francisco Giants

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 28: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout during the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park on April 28, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge will be activated from the injured list on Friday, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports. Judge has been out since April 21 due to a strained left oblique.

Despite Judge’s absence, the Yankees have thrived, going 36-17 while he was on the IL. Prior to the injury, Judge was batting .288/.404/.521 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 89 plate appearances.

Clint Frazier, Cameron Maybin, and Mike Tauchman have handled right field over the last two months. With Frazier and Tauchman back at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Judge will have no problem sliding back to his regular spot, and Maybin will return to the bench.

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