UPDATE: Yankees scratch Aaron Judge on brink of trade deadline, but he pinch hits in 5th inning

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UPDATE: Aaron Judge pinch hit for outfielder Estevan Florial in the fifth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. With runners on second and third and one out, with the Yankees trailing, 1-0, Judge struck out swinging.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s trade-deadline week, so any Yankees player being pulled from a lineup 40 minutes before the first pitch sounds off alarms.

Times that by 1,000 with All-Star right fielder Aaron Judge being scratched from Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Yankees offering no explanation.

“This does not involve a trade,” Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeted.

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Judge just returned from the COVID injured list on Tuesday night and was 1-for-4 with a single and seemingly harmless ninth inning hit by pitch on an 80-mph slider that bounced off his backside. He did not take batting practice on the field before Wednesday’s game.

The Yankees trading Judge would be an all-time shocker, but he can file for free agency after the 2022 season.

Judge leads the Yankees with 21 homers and 47 RBI and carries a .282 batting average that is best among regulars.

The trade deadline is Friday at 4 p.m., EST. The Yankees are expected to be buyers, but were sellers Tuesday night dealing relievers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to the Cincinnati Reds for a player to be named.

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Yankees trade Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to Reds

New York Post 28 July, 2021 - 12:03am

By Dan Martin

July 28, 2021 | 1:03am | Updated July 28, 2021 | 11:00am

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Yankees’ bullpen shake-up continued following Tuesday’s 4-3 win over the Rays, as they sent left-hander Justin Wilson and right-hander Luis Cessa to the Reds in exchange for a player to be named later.

The move frees up money in advance of Friday’s trade deadline. Wilson is making $2.85 million this season and Cessa $1.05 million, according to Spotrac.com.

The Yankees were less than $1 million under the $210 million luxury tax threshold, so this would allow them to add payroll elsewhere and still remain under the threshold.

It came a day after the Yankees traded a pair of minor leaguers for Pittsburgh right-hander Clay Holmes, who is making $685,000.

Wilson struggled in his second stint with the Yankees after signing with them in the offseason. He allowed five homers in just 18 innings and had a 7.50 ERA. Cessa, though, is in the midst of his best season in the majors and provided valuable innings this year.

Now, a taxed bullpen has even more question marks — although there are undoubtedly more moves to come soon.

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