Aaron Judge has struggled to remain healthy since the start of the 2018 season, something he's focused on this offseason.
"Over the years, you learn to work a little smarter, not harder," Judge said. "If I get a better first read, a better first step, that might help me not to have to crash into a wall. With my big body, 275 [pounds] diving over 162 games, it does a lot of wear and tear. It comes back to just playing a little bit smarter."
Since the start of the 2018 season, Judge has played in 242 of a possible 384 regular-season games for the New York Yankees.
"Last year I thought I was coming in healthy, but I played a whole  postseason and worked out all offseason with a broken rib and a punctured lung," Judge said. "I’m excited to come in feeling great. Being 6’7” and 275 [pounds] is a little different than 5-foot-6 Brett Gardner and 150 pounds. We’ve got to do things a little bit different."