Aaron Judge hadn’t gone deep in 15 games, but the American League leader ended the longest power drought of his rookie season with a moonshot home run to account for the Yankees’ final two runs in Sunday’s 9-2 victory over Boston.
Judge hadn’t homered since Aug. 16 against the Mets at Citi Field, a span of 57 at-bats without one, before connecting against ex-Mets reliever Addison Reed for his 38th of the season in the Yanks’ six-run sixth inning.
Not even a month since returning from a six-week stint on the shelf due to a right oblique strain, Aaron Hicks was placed Sunday on the 10-day DL with a similar injury to his left side.
“Our hope is when we get back from this road trip (Thursday of next week), that he will be able to start swinging a bat,” Girardi said.
Clint Frazier (left oblique strain) is slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment for Double-A Trenton on Wednesday.
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