NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge sustained a fractured right wrist when he was hit by a fastball and is expected to miss three weeks, overshadowing New York’s 7-2 victory Thursday night against the Kansas City Royals.
The Yankees said Judge had a chip fracture and that no surgery has been recommended.
The team estimated it would be about three weeks before Judge could swing the bat in a game.
Normally an All-Star outfielder, Judge was the designated hitter. He winced when he was stung by a pitch from Jakob Junis in the first inning, got an infield hit the next time up and then was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth.
Judge is hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs.