The New York Yankees made perhaps the biggest move of the offseason when they re-signed the reigning American League MVP in slugger Aaron Judge.
Judge had put together a historic season, having hit 62 home runs, setting a single-season record in the American League.
Fortunately for the Yankees, Judge isn’t going anywhere.
In fact, the veteran slugger was named the captain of the Yankees, being the first to hold that rank since the legendary Derek Jeter.
On Twitter, the Yankees posted a video of the reigning MVP and their new team captain arriving at spring camp, walking through the facility in slow motion.
The Captain has arrived. @TheJudge44 👨⚖️ pic.twitter.com/P7jAcPChpb
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 19, 2023
The video had no sound, but Judge came decked out in all black, including some cool shades.
The slugger came to spring camp in style, ready to put together a repeat performance in 2023.
In addition to his 62 homers, Judge drove in 131 runs and hit for a .311 average.
He also had an OPS of 1.111 and a slugging percentage of .686.
But the Yankees’ new captain is ready to go and is looking to lead the team to the Fall Classic for the first time since 2009.
The title of captain is a prestigious one and is one that hasn’t been held since the days of Jeter.
But times have changed, and the Yankees have found a worthy successor to their former captain.
Judge is ready to take on the mantle of captain and help lead the Yankees to more success in the future.
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