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Why Yankees really wanted to give Aaron Judge a day off

Aaron Judge was given the day off in the Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Indians on Saturday at the Stadium, as Aaron Boone was determined to rest the slumping right fielder — even after a solid day at the plate in Friday’s win. “It’s just Aaron and I working through it,’’ the manager said of Judge’s schedule. “I considered [resting him Friday], but in this stretch of games, he hasn’t really had a day. He had a day [on Aug. 9], but [Brett Gardner] got ejected.” Gardner was tossed on Saturday, as well, but the Yankees kept Judge on the bench and moved Thairo Estrada to the outfield. The day off came after Judge reached base in three of his four plate appearances on Friday and had a double, but he has been mostly unprod ...
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