New York Yankees Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: Judge said he's fully healed from the chip fracture he dealt with in his left wrist last season, Jack Curry of YES Network reports. "It feels like it never even happened," the slugger said.
Impact: This isn't all too surprising, as Judge finished the 2018 season on the field for the Yankees. That said, it's certainly encouraging to hear heading into camp after the 26-year-old spent nearly two months on the shelf during the second half of last season due to the injury. Manager Aaron Boone suggested Judge could hit leadoff against left-handed pitchers in 2019; either way he figures to occupy in a favorable spot in the Yankees' lineup.
News: Frazier (concussion) received clearance for full activities prior to spring training and will compete for the starting left-field job, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Frazier's 2018 campaign was ruined by a concussion that he sustained in February when he ran into a wall in the Yankees' second spring training game. He was cleared to return to action in late April but played only about two and a half months' worth of games before suffering a recurrence of the symptoms July 19 that ultimately kept him on the 60-day disabled list for the balance of the season. The Yankees chose not to place any limitations on Frazier's activity during the offseason, which has appeared to pay dividends. The 24-year-old has suffered no setbacks over the past few months and now feels ready to challenge veteran Brett Gardner for a starting gig. Frazier's limited plate appearances in the majors in 2018 make it unlikely that he'll unseat Gardner this spring, but the 24-year-old could still make the Opening Day roster in a reserve role and eventually stake a claim to more playing time.