Yankees’ Aaron Judge hurts oblique, will have MRI exam

Aaron Judge took a swing, winced and then labored to make it to first base. Quickly, the crowd at Yankee Stadium went silent.

The New York Yankees’ All-Star hurt his left oblique and likely was headed to the injured list.

Judge homered earlier but injured himself in the sixth inning while hitting a single. He was taken for an MRI exam and further tests.

Manager Aaron Boone said he didn’t know the severity of the setback. But when asked if Judge could possibly avoid going on the injured list, Boone said, “Probably not”.

The Yankees began the game with 12 players on the IL, including Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez and Aaron Hicks.

Judge has five home runs and is batting .288 with 11 RBIs. The right fielder has played in every game this season.

DeGrom update: Mets ace Jacob deGrom played catch in St. Louis and said he may not need an MRI exam on his elbow after all.

DeGrom said that his elbow soreness likely was from altering his routine during a recent bout of strep throat. The Mets, who placed deGrom on the injured list Friday, had said that deGrom would be return to New York for an MRI.

Briefly: The Red Sox placed right-hander Nathan Eovaldi on the 10-day IL because of an elbow injury. … Cubs left-hander Jon Lester (strained left hamstring) could be close to rejoining Chicago’s rotation after pitching a simulated game. … Shortstops Jean Segura (hanstring) and Scott Kingery (hamstring) and reliever Victor Arano (right elbow inflammation) were placed on the 10-day IL by the Phillies, who recalled right-hander Drew Anderson, lefty Austin Davis and infielder Mitch Walding from Triple-A.

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