Generals “Purple Out The Park” Preview

Saturday night, the Generals will be wearing special Purple Out The Park jerseys. After Saturday night’s game, the jerseys will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association. Generals GM Mike Yokum this is the fifth Purple Out The Park put on by the Generals and the fourth jersey auction as part of that. Last year’s Purple Out The Park auction took in $11,000. This is the third charity jersey auction put on by the Generals this season. In June, Strike Out Cancer night raised $12,000. Earlier this month, the Warrior’s Weekend jersey auction raised $16,000. Said Yokum, “It’s really good. It shows the community support that we get. The organizations that we choose for these jersey auctions, we select ones that are very close to everyone’s heart. We feel the fans have always done a great job of supporting these jerseys.”
The jersey auction will come after the Generals take on the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Riverside Saturday night at 7:05.

NEW YORK (AP) – Yankees manager Aaron Boone says it’s “pretty realistic” that injured slugger Aaron Judge will be able to play in a game in three weeks.

Boone made the assessment Friday, a day after Judge’s right wrist was fractured when he was hit by a pitch against Kansas City. Boone said he’s not sure if that timeframe means a minor league rehab game or a return to the Yankees’ lineup.

“I think the three weeks is a possibility he’s in a game,” Boone said.

Judge’s wrist isn’t in a cast and the team said the All-Star right fielder won’t need surgery. The Yankees put him on the 10-day disabled list and recalled infielder-outfielder Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Judge wasn’t available to the media before Friday night’s game against Kansas City. He is hitting .285 with 26 home runs and 61 RBIs.

The Yankees went into the weekend trailing AL East-leading Boston by 4½ games. The teams play four times at Fenway Park next week.

Yankees pitcher Sonny Gray said his right thumb was feeling better a day after it was hit by a hard grounder. The right-hander said he fully expects to make his next start as scheduled.

“I’ll be ready in five days,” he said.

The Yankees also said newly acquired J.A. Happ would make his New York debut Sunday when he starts against the Royals. Toronto traded the lefty on Thursday for infielder Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney.

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