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Aaron Judge Lands On The Cover Of MLB The Show 18

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Set for a March 27 release for the PlayStation 4, MLB The Show 18 has officially featured New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge as its cover athlete.

According to ESPN, this is the tweet that broke the news Monday afternoon:

Judge, 25, is coming off an amazing season for the Yankees, hitting a rookie record 52 home runs. He drove in 114 runs, and led the league with 128 runs scored and 127 walks.

Overall, he slashed .284/.422/.627 in 542 at-bats.

The 6’7” right fielder is currently a finalist for the American League MVP and Rookie of the Year awards.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, as Judge is seemingly the new face of baseball.

Judge becomes the first rookie and Yankee to make the cover of MLB The Show since its first edition was released in 2006.

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Red Sox Designate Blake Swihart, Bring Back Sandy Leon

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The Boston Red Sox are bringing back catcher Sandy Leon.

Boston has designated catcher Blake Swihart for assignment, according to WEEI.com’s Evan Drellich.

According to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, catcher Sandy Leon will be heading back to the Red Sox roster.

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Yankees Place Greg Bird on IL

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The New York Yankees have once again had to place first baseman Greg Bird on the injured list, something Bird has been on for the majority of his career,

Bird was placed on the injured list with a left plantar fascia tear, and Bird joins an alarmingly expanding injured list for the Yanks.

In corresponding moves, the Yankees shifted Jacoby Ellsbury to the 6-day IL and selected the contract of first baseman Mike Ford, according to an official team announcement.

Bird may done with the Yankees, as his career has been riddled by injuries and he has struggled at the plate this season.

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Indians’ Francisco Lindor To Begin Rehab Assignment

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Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is set to being his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus, according to MLB.com’s Mandy Bell.

Lindor is returning from a calf strain and a high left ankle sprain, which has kept him out of the start of the 2019 season.

Lindor is one of baseball’s most promising young stars and is coming off an MVP caliber season in 2018.

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