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New York Yankees outfielder Aaron

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    Judge suffered a wrist fracture during Thursday's contest against the Kansas City Royals.The Yankeesannouncedthe outfielder sustained a chip fracture to theulnar styloid bone in his right wrist. Per the team , surgery is not required, but he is not expected to be cleared to swing a bat for approximately three weeks.On Friday, the YankeesannouncedJudge has been placed on the 10-day DL.Coley Harveyof ESPN reported Thursday that Judge was hit on the wrist with a first-inning pitch and taken to a hospital after an initial evaluation.The New York slugger also had offseason shoulder surgery and said during spring training he wouldn't be fully ready until Opening Day, although he was durable in 2017 and appeared in 155 games.The 26-year-old won the American League Rookie of the Year and a Silver Slugger award last season behind a slash line of .284/.422/.627 with 52 home runs and 114 RBI. He is slashing .283/.396/.547 with 26 homers and 61 RBI this season.While there are a number of talented players on the roster Jonathan Lucroy Jersey , his presence in the lineup was a major reason the Yankees are legitimate World Series contenders.New York still has Giancarlo Stanton to provide head-turning power in the lineup, but the one-two punch that was so dangerous for opposing pitchers will be put on pause until Judge is ready to return.Look for Shane Robinsonto play right field in the meantime. The Chicago Cubs continued to bolster their bullpen ahead of Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline, acquiring reliever Brandon Kintzler from the Washington Nationalsfor minor league pitcher Jhon Romero.The Cubs confirmed the move's Jon Paul Morosifirst reported the news.After being named to his first All-Star team last season, Kintzler has followed it up with another solid performance. The right-hander has posted a 3.59 ERA and a 1.242 WHIP in 45 outings Carlos Gonzalez Jersey , striking out 31 in 42.2 innings.While his overall numbers may not jump out, Kintzler's splits indicate he can succeed away from Washington. He was 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA in 22 appearances at Nationals Park this season, while he is 1-0 with a 1.99 ERA in 23 road outings, allowing just five runs in 22.2 innings.He is 2-0 with a 1.86 ERA in 11 career appearances at Wrigley Field.The 33-year-old reliever is earning $5 million in 2018 and has a $10 million club option for next year , perSpotrac. If the team declines the option, it reportedly becomes a $5 million player option.Chicago has thethird-best bullpenin baseball. However, it recently placed closer Brandon Morrow to thedisabled listdue to right biceps inflammation. The front office did recentlyacquireright-hander Jesse Chavez from the Texas Rangers, though.At 61-44 Gerardo Parra Jersey , the Cubs hold a one-game league in the National League Central. By adding Kintzler and more bullpen depth, they are not only positioning themselves for the stretch run, but for a playoff run as well.
      March 13, 2019 2:00 AM MDT