One of our big rookie call ups in early August, Aaron Judge is out for the rest of the regular season with an oblique injury. As much I'd love to say this is a big blow to the Yankees, it's really not. Aaron Judge has done nothing but strikeout or hit homeruns since he's arrived in the big leagues, and he strikes out way more time than he hits homeruns so I can't really say I'll miss his presence in the lineup. With Aaron Hicks also out for the season it does cause a controversy as to who will take their spot in the outfield. My guess is that Rob Refsynder will fill the open outfield position. He's not my favorite young player, but he does well enough to replace the little bit of production we were getting at that position. As for Aaron Judge, this is horrible news, not only because he's injured which sucks in and of itself, but he will have to earn a spot in spring training if he wants to start next year because he didn't prove himself whatsoever. If you're a Yankee fan this is really no big deal, if this were Sanchez I'd probably be locked in my room crying in the fetal position because our season would be over. That is not the case though, so lets not get to upset about an injury that won't affect us, lets get excited instead about the possibility of Refsynder finally proving he's ready to take that next step, and will become a full time big league player for our club. He will get his opportunity to do that today against Clayton Kershaw, not ideal but if he can hit Kershaw, he can hit any pitcher in this league. If we were to make the playoffs it's unclear as to whether or not Judge will return to team, but regardless lets just hope we can get to the playoffs to have that discussion.