The New York Yankees have been slumping a little bit this season, as they have fallen to the bottom of the American League East division.
Much of their issues are thanks in large part to injuries.
Lately, the Yankees have been without Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Josh Donaldson.
However, some things have changed for the Yankees.
On Tuesday, they announced a series of roster moves ahead of their matchup with the struggling Oakland Athletics.
Judge has been activated from the 10-day injured list after missing some time with a hip injury.
They also have recalled right-hander Greg Weissert from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees announced these moves on Twitter.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
• Reinstated OF Aaron Judge from the 10-day I.L.
• Placed INF Oswald Peraza on the 10-day I.L. (retro to 5/6) with a right ankle sprain.
• Recalled RHP Greg Weissert from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 9, 2023
In addition to the activation of Judge and the recalling of Weissert, the Yankees have placed infielder Oswald Peraza on the 10-day injured list with a right ankle sprain.
The move is retroactive to Saturday.
Having Judge back should give the Yankees a major boost in their lineup and also give them a chance to climb out of last place in the AL East.
Even with all of the injuries, they remain in postseason contention and are two games above the .500 mark.
In fact, they are only two games back in the Wild Card race.
Getting Harrison Bader back certainly helped them, especially while Judge was gone.
But now with Judge back, the Yankees should get a major offensive boost.
Judge is the reigning American League MVP after a 62-homer season in 2022.NEXT: The Yankees Make Today's Aaron Judge News Official