ANDThe gardener of the New York Yankees, Aaron Judge, who participated in the All-Star Game, and the catcher Kyle Higashioka held batting practice Monday at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida, in an indication that they are close to being off the COVID-19 inactive list.
First base Luke voit, who is on the disabled list due to a swollen knee, also participated in the session which took place at the Yankees’ preseason complex.
With manager Aaron Boone present, Judge also performed defensive drills in right field.
New York rested on Monday and Tuesday will begin in the city of St. Petersburg the series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Judge and Higashioka were placed on the disabled list on July 16 and could be reactivated during the three-game series.
The Yankees (51-47) met on Monday nine games behind Boston, who leads the AL East, and eight behind the Rays.
New York faces important decisions before the Friday, the deadline for making transfers, and owner Hal Steinbrenner, who lives in the Tampa area, is possibly going to Tropicana Field.