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Friday’s Mashup: Aaron Judge fractures wrist after getting hit by pitch

Lucy Burdge
July 27, 2018 - 5:17 am

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-- Aaron Judge won’t be able to even swing a bat for at least three weeks after he was hit by a pitch Thursday night and fractured his wrist.

Judge underwent an MRI and CT scan at New York Presbyterian Hospital and was found to have sustained a chip fracture in his right wrist. He is not expected to need surgery.

"I'm concerned anytime our players have to leave the game with something, and obviously Judgey is so important," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Judge left the game in the first inning after he was hit by a 93 mph fastball from Royals pitcher Jakob Junis. Upon being struck, Judge threw his elbow guard to the ground and walked up the first base line. He stayed in the game and even scored on a Giancarlo Stanton sacrifice fly later in the inning.

He came up to bat in the third inning and hit a single. He was then removed from the game.

"He just said he didn't feel like he had the right kind of strength behind his last swing," Boone said, relaying Judge's initial thoughts. "He didn't balk at [coming out of the game>."

-- LeBron James’ new talk show is coming to HBO.

The network has ordered multiple episodes of the The Shop, a talk show set in a barbershop starring James and featuring guests including Snoop Dogg and Jon Stewart.

“This show is real, it’s candid and it’s the essence of conversation,” James said. “And we know with social media and text being the way people communicate, the form of conversation, actually talking, is kind of a lost art.”

"When I was a kid, being in barbershops meant listening to adults talk about sports, clothing, politics, music, everything happened in the shop," James continued. "It was so real and so candid — no one had a sense of, well I can’t be myself here. That’s how The Shop became an idea."

The first episode was shot last week in Los Angeles at West Hollywood’s Barber Surgeons Guild and is set to air on Aug. 28 at 11 p.m.

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