Yankees Activate Aaron Judge From the Disabled List

Judge can play defense and run the bases but cannot hit yet.
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The New York Yankees have activated outfielder Aaron Judge from the disabled list Friday, the club announced.

While Judge cannot yet be used as a hitter, he appeared in right field on Friday night, entering the game in the eighth inning.  

Judge suffered a chip fracture in his right wrist after getting hit by a pitch in a July 26 game against the Royals. The Yankees announced an approximate three-week return on the same night of the injury.

In August, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Judge's recovery would take longer than originally expected.

The 26-year-old rightfielder was hitting .283 with 26 home runs and 61 RBI.

The Yankees (90-56) are in second place in the AL East behind the Red Sox (101-46) but sit atop the AL Wild Card standings.