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Aaron Judge 'absolutely' will play in Wednesday's doubleheader following ...

After sitting down his slumping slugger for two days — including a series-opening loss to Cleveland one night earlier — Joe Girardi indicated that the rookie outfielder “absolutely” will play in at least one of the games in today’s Doubleheader against the Indians.

Judge, who was not available to the media for a second straight day, is batting .179 with seven home runs, 16 RBI and 65 strikeouts in 41 games since the All-Star break.

The Yanks won’t face AL East rival Boston again during the regular season after the weekend set concludes on Sunday.

The rain-induced rotation shift aligns the Yanks’ four best starters to face the first-place Red Sox, and Girardi revealed they had been considering recalling the rookie Montgomery (7-6, 4.00) anyway from Triple-A Scranton to start today against Cleveland, regardless of the weather.

There’s still been no announcement from MLB on the appeals of the suspensions for catchers Gary Sanchez (four games) and Austin Romine (two) stemming from their involvement in the Yanks’ bench-clearing incidents with Detroit last Thursday.

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