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It’s Time for the Yankees to Send Aaron Judge to the Bench

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees bats against the Cleveland Indians

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees bats against the Cleveland Indians The calls to bench Aaron Judge — at least temporarily — are being heard in Yankee universe. | David Maxwell/Getty Images

When a team is slumping, you’ll hear some crazy ideas from fans and tabloid writers. If that team happens to be the New York Yankees and those struggles come against the arch-rival Red Sox, you’ll see a cyclone forming. Whether the day’s line on talk-radio is “fire Girardi” or “send Sanchez to the minors,” just grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.

Just don’t expect such bold moves to change anything for the better. A manager cannot coax Aroldis Chapman’s best stuff out of his left arm, nor can he replace Sanchez with a powerful bat. The scuffling of Aaron Judge, on the other hand, presents a different sort of problem.

Judge, whose offensive slump since the All-Star Break is well-documented, took his struggles with him to right field. Now he’s a .169 hitter with a 40% strikeout rate (August stats) who also makes mistakes on defense. Whether a shoulder injury is bothering him or not, the big slugger needs a break. Girardi’s best move is to give Judge a few days off and let him regroup for the playoff push. Yes, Judge would probably help the Yankees most by sitting on the bench.

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