Aaron Judge is coming off of a fantastic season.
The slugger earned American League MVP honors after hitting 62 home runs during the regular season and breaking the single-season AL record, one that had been held for over six decades by New York Yankees legend Roger Maris.
The 30-year-old became a free agent, but ultimately chose to remain in the Bronx.
The reigning MVP is now looking to stay on track and repeat his success from a year ago.
On Twitter, MLB insider John Denton posted a photo of the veteran slugger taking his cuts in batting practice before Wednesday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals.
#Yankees outfielders Aaron Judge and Harrison Bader taking their cuts in BP prior to facing the #STLCards today in Tampa. pic.twitter.com/Wi6Md3r2vX
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 8, 2023
Judge is on a mission in 2023.
The slugger is hoping to prove that his fantastic 2022 season was no fluke.
In addition to his MVP Award, Judge is a four-time All-Star, a three-time Silver Slugger, a former MLB Player of the Year, a Home Run Derby champion, and a former AL Rookie of the Year.
He also hit for a .311 batting average and drove in 131 runs while scoring 133, posting a 10.6 WAR, amassing a total of 177 hits, and posting an impressive OPS of 1.111.
Now Judge is back in Yankee pinstripes and is ready to build off of his MVP season.
The reigning MVP is locked up through the 2032 season after remaining with the Bronx Bombers on a nine-year, $360 million contract.
Opening Day is almost here, and soon Judge will be back at Yankee Stadium, hitting some home runs and sending the New York crowd into a frenzy.NEXT: Frankie Montas Reveals His Timetable For A Return