New York Yankees star Aaron Judge left Saturday’s game after injuring his left oblique and is having further tests at a hospital, the team announced.
Judge gingerly made his way to first base after hitting a single in the sixth inning of a 9-2 victory against the Kansas City Royals. He appeared to feel something on his side and labored to run it out.
Trainer Steve Donahue came from the dugout to check on Judge, who then immediately left the game. He was then taken to New York Presbyterian Hospital for further evaluation and an MRI.
The All-Star slugger had homered in the first for a New York team already missing a dozen players because of injuries. The right fielder, who has played in every game this season, is batting .288 and has five home runs and 11 RBIs.
New York entered the game with 12 players on the injured list, including Giancarlo Stanton (strained left biceps), Luis Severino (right rotator cuff inflammation), Gary Sanchez (strained left calf) and Aaron Hicks (lower back strain).
Of their injured players only Sanchez appears close to returning. Before the game, manager Aaron Boone said the catcher could return from a strained left calf Wednesday in Anaheim against the Angels if there are no problems in a minor league rehab game on Monday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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