April 22, 2019 / 1:26 AM / a month ago

MLB notebook: Judge joins long list of Yankees on IL

Right fielder Aaron Judge became the 13th New York Yankees player to hit the injured list as the team officially took the slugger out of action for at least 10 days on Sunday with a left oblique strain.

FILE PHOTO - Apr 17, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) looks on prior to taking on the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees recalled infielder Thairo Estrada to take Judge’s place on the roster.

Judge injured himself on a swing in the sixth inning of Saturday’s 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals. He hit a home run earlier in the game, his fifth of the season.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone called it a “significant” oblique strain, but no timetable has been given for Judge’s return.

—Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Matt Shoemaker will miss the rest of the season because of a torn left ACL, according to multiple reports.

Shoemaker, 32, was off to a terrific start this season with a 3-0 record and a 1.57 ERA in five games. He injured his knee on a freak play Saturday while chasing after the Oakland Athletics’ Matt Chapman in a rundown.

It was the latest setback for the veteran, who made only seven starts with the Los Angeles Angels last season because of a forearm strain. He also fractured his skull in 2016 when a line drive hit him in the head.

—The Tampa Bay Rays made a flurry of roster moves, including placing outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb.

Meadows was injured on a slide into third base while hitting a triple in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against the Red Sox. He was replaced on the roster by infielder Joey Wendle, who was activated from the IL amid his recovery from a strained left hamstring.

The Rays also placed right-handed reliever Hunter Wood on the paternity list, while sending right-hander Jake Faria to Triple-A Durham. Right-hander Emilio Pagan was recalled from Durham, as was utility man Andrew Velazquez.

—Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Mike Moustakas was out of the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers after X-rays uncovered a fracture at the tip of his right ring finger.

The Brewers elected not to put the veteran on the injured list just yet, considering him day-to-day.

“He is pretty sore today, but it doesn’t change the timeframe for him,” manager Craig Counsell said. “We’ll see how it responds. It’s really a (pain-)tolerant thing, but if it’s going to be really sore and we have to give him 10 days, we will.”

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