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Yankees’ Aaron Judge ‘game-ready’ but plate timing still lacking


NEW YORK — All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge is one of many Yankees who have benefited from Major League Baseball’s 3½-month hiatus, declaring himself “game-ready” after the first intrasquad game at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. MLB’s shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic has allowed several Yankees to heal, Judge in particular. He was limited in the spring because of a stress fracture to his first right rib and a subsequent punctured lung. Judge attributed the injury to an attempted diving catch in right field Sept. 18 against the Angels in the Bronx. “I’m game-ready. Like I told you guys in spring training, I was going to be ready for Opening Day,” said Judge, with a smile, at the end of a scrimmage in which he went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. He batted second in a lineup that played against the “Bombers,” a squad comprised mostly of bench players and minor leaguers. “I’m feeling good.