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Aaron Judge to begin rehab assignment

Wild Card Game - Oakland Athletics v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 03: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates after scoring a run off of a double hit by Aaron Hicks #31 during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 03, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Yankees announced this afternoon that Aaron Judge will start a rehab assignment today with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

That’s certainly good news. While the Yankees didn’t say how long it’ll be until he’s back in New York, based on the way these things usually go Judge probably has less than a week of minor league work ahead of him and will be back with the big club some time next week. Barring setbacks anyway.

Judge suffered a significant oblique strain in late April. At the time he was hitting .288/.404/.521 with five homers in 20 games.

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