Yankees to rest 3B DJ LeMahieu for bruised right foot


New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu will miss some time during spring training because of a bruised right foot, manager Aaron Boone said Monday.

LeMahieu hit a foul ball off the top of his foot on Saturday, and an X-ray and a CT scan came back negative for a fracture, Boone said.

“He’s still pretty sore, but moving around a lot better,” Boone said on the YES Network telecast. “I definitely think it’s going to cost him some days here.”

LeMahieu, 35, has a history of foot issues and won’t be rushed back in the 10 days before Opening Day.

A three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner, LeMahieu batted .243 with 15 home runs and 44 RBIs in 497 at-bats over 136 games last season. In his 13-year career, he has batted .292 with a .354 on-base percentage and a .415 slugging percentage with 122 homers and 625 RBIs in 1,561 games.

Meanwhile, All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge is expected to play in a game for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday after dealing with abdominal discomfort, mostly on the follow-through of his swings.

Judge, 31, faced high-velocity pitching machines on Monday at the Yankees’ camp in Tampa, Fla. Tuesday is a day off. An MRI exam on March 11 was clean, and he’s been participating in defensive workouts, cage work and lifting weight while undergoing treatment.

“All I’ll say is we’re feeling pretty good,” Judge said. “The MRIs came back clean. I think a lot of it was precautionary; no need to risk stuff in spring training. … The main goal is to be game ready for Opening Day, so we’re just going to work toward that.”