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Aaron Judge reinjures calf, may need to go back on IL

It is “possible” that Aaron Judge could return to the injured list after experiencing tightness in his right calf while running the bases in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Braves at Truist Park, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

Judge singled in the fourth inning and was erased on a Luke Voit double play grounder. He remained in the game for two more innings, striking out in the sixth, then was replaced in the outfield for the bottom half of the inning.

“It doesn’t seem to be overly serious, but enough that we needed to get him out of there,” Boone said.

Judge sat in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader and was playing for the first time since Aug. 11, when he was removed early from a 9-6 victory over Atlanta at Yankee Stadium with what an MRI revealed to be a Grade 1 strain of his right calf.

At the time, Judge said that he was “begging” the Yankees not to place him on the injured list, believing that two or three days of rest would be enough to return to the lineup.