By Jeff Todd

Breakout Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder, according to a club announcement. Per the announcement, Judge received a “loose-body removal and cartilage clean-up.”

Fortunately for New York, the surgery does not seem to be a major concern for the young outfielder. He is expected to wrap up his rehab in time to participate fully for Spring Training.

Last spring, expectations for Judge were mixed. He had struggled in his MLB debut in 2016 and was not even a sure thing to make the Opening Day roster. But he ended up turning in a monster campaign, taking home Rookie of the Year honors and placing second in the MVP race in the American League.