TAMPA – As usual, there was no mistaken Aaron Judge when he took George M. for Spring’s Yankees full-squad workout on Tuesday. Fielding at Steinbrenner Field.
The right fielder said he is “feeling great” this season, hoping that the work he will be doing with the organization’s second-year director of health and performance will pay Eric Cressey.
It’s about going to trial after an offending in which the judge said he acted differently, with a focus on quick movements – the way some of his injuries have been in the past.
“I’m looking forward to it,” the judge said of starting a season without worrying about injury. “Last year, I felt I was coming healthy, but I played a full postdenson and did all the offseason work with a broken rib and a perforated lung.”
This offseason, the judge said that he and Cressey “look at some things well.”
“When 6-[foot]-., 2, 5 [pounds]The judge said, when you’re a little different from Brett Gardner – 5-6, 150. “We have got to do things a little better. … Getting inside a rib without a broken or broken rib, makes hitting and throwing a baseball a little easier. “
The judge was limited to 28 games a year earlier in the 60-year pandemic season, sidelining a right calf strain in August that he regained and aggravated, which took him longer.
The year before, there was an oblique stretch and a fractured right wrist.
He played a full season just once in his major league career, when he appeared in 155 matches during his 2017 rookie season.
General Manager Brian Cashman said that it is no surprise that there has been no meaningful conversation with the judge about a possible extension.
The judges were asked about an extension Tuesday in view of Fernando Tatis’ mega-extension with the Padres.
“No, we haven’t,” the judge said of the conversation between the two sides, which was a “good question.”
The judge said, “Nothing at our end, nothing from the Yankees.” “” I think they had more important things to focus on this offseason. “
He also pointed to DJ Lehmahoe and Gardner’s free-agent signing, as well as trading for free-agent right-hander Corey Kluber’s totals and righty Jameson Tillon.
The judge said, “Our time is getting on the road.” “This is not something we are focusing on right now. Our focus is on trying to win. “
To do this, the judge needs to stay on the field, which is why he continued to do yoga in the offseason and adjust some of his weight training.
But he insisted that “separate” was not necessarily “less”.
“I’m always open to suggestions and I’m always open to learning and working on new philosophies,” the judge said. “I didn’t really lift less weight. I still raise the same amount, if not more. It is about being smart. “
His playing style has also hurt him, which the judge said he has no intention of doing.
The judge said, “I am a man, when I am in defense … and the ball is pointing in my direction, my job is to catch it.” “If it means going through a wall or going into a stand, then I’m going to do it.”
And he is hoping that the work he is doing when he is more agile will help him avoid making some of those plays.
If he remains in one piece, the Yankees should be in a better position to win in October.
“Every year, I put my heart and soul into the sport, to my teammates, to the city, to the organization,” the judge said. “That is why every year when we lose, it hurts. … Those cuts are deep, but they are just scars. I have got marks on everything. I just try to build on those experiences and eventually make it even sweeter. “