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Justus Sheffield moved to bullpen in Triple-A, primed for September call-up

The Railriders scratched Justus Sheffield from his start today and have announced that he is being moved to the bullpen. While typically this is meant for someone who is struggling and not performing to expectations, this is a different scenario. This move will not only monitor Sheffield’s innings for him so he can contribute down the stretch, but it will allow him to adapt to a new role the Yankees plan on using him in when September 1 arrives.

Aaron Judge named American League Player and Rookie of the Month

Aaron Judge continued his incredible season on Monday racking up two more accolades after he was named the American League's Player and Rookie of the Month for June.
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This was the third consecutive month that Judge had been awarded the AL Rookie of the Month honors, and the first time he won the AL Player of the Month. Judge had a great month hitting .324/.481/.686 with 10 home runs, 25 RBIs, 30 runs, and 30 walks.

Judge, 25, is putting together a MVP caliber year as he's hitting .327/.448/.687 with a lead leading 1.135 OPS. Coming into tonight's game, Judge was second in batting average, and he is leading the American League in home runs (27), RBIs (62), runs (70), walks (58), on base percentage, and slugging.

This announcement comes on the same day that Judge announced he would be participating in the Home Run Derby. Judge will compete against some of the top sluggers in the league from Cody Bellinger, Giancarlo Stanton, and his teammate Gary Sanchez. Judge was also named as a starting outfielder on the American League All-Star team after he was the leading vote getter.

Article by: Chad Raines