(New York) Back after five days on the sidelines, Aaron Judge knocked out a home run at the expense of James Paxton in a New York Yankees intra-team game on Wednesday.
Right fielder Aaron Judge had to be absent due to neck pain. On Wednesday, he sent the Canadiens offering over the fence.
As for right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, he will pitch on the sidelines on Thursday. He was recovering from the arrow of Giancarlo Stanton who hit him in the head on July 4.
"He responded well at all stages of the process," said Boone. Ideally there will be two sessions on the sidelines, before facing real hitters. "
Gerrit Cole was previously named to launch in the inaugural game on July 23 in Washington. In the second game, July 25, it will be Paxton.
The British Columbian had back surgery in February.
The stopper Aroldis Chapman and second goal DJ LeMahieu are uncertain cases for the inaugural match. They have been tested positive for COVID-19 and are away from the camp.