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Yankees' Judge undergoes shoulder surgery

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(TSX / STATS) -- Reigning American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge is on the shelf.

The New York Yankees slugger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday, but is expected to complete his recovery before the start of spring training.

The Yankees announced on Tuesday that Judge's procedure "involved a loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up, and was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic."

Judge, 25, hit an AL-leading and a Yankees-rookie-record 52 home runs while driving in 114 runs and batting .284 over 155 games during his rookie campaign in 2017. He finished second in AL MVP voting behind Houston's Jose Altuve and took home a Silver Slugger award.

Judge was named the cover athlete for the upcoming baseball video game MLB The Show 18.

Updated November 21, 2017

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