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Yankees place Aaron Judge on IL in slew of roster moves

The New York Yankees placed Aaron Judge on the 10-day IL (retroactive to Aug. 27) with a right calf strain prior to today’s double-header against the New York Mets.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that INF Gio Urshela has a bone spur in his elbow, which is why he’s not in the Game 1 lineup. Boone said that Urshela is day-to-day.

Since Judge’s debut on Aug. 13, 2016, he has hit a home run every 12.5 at-bats. Among players with at least 1,000 plate appearances in that span, only Joey Gallo (11.8) and Mike Trout (11.9) have a higher rate, according to ESPN Stats and Information.

The Yankees also released LHP Luis Avilán and signed INF Jordy Mercer to a major league contract and selected him to the active roster. Additionally, the Yankees appointed OF Estevan Florial as the team’s “29th Man.”

Avilán will wear No. 22 with the team, while Florial will wear No. 90.

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