AL MVP Odds Off the Board After Aaron Judge Gets Hit By Pitch

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Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images. Pictured: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees reacts after being hit in the hand by a pitch from Albert Suárez #49 of the Baltimore Orioles.

Aaron Judge left Tuesday's game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles after being hit by a pitch in his left hand. The Yankees captain was struck by a 94 mph fastball from Orioles starting pitcher Albert Suarez in the bottom of the third inning.

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— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) June 19, 2024

Judge stayed in the game after being hit, scored in the inning after back-to-back singles from Alex Verdugo and Giancarlo Stanton and then went back into the clubhouse. He came back out in the top of the fourth inning to play center field but left the game in the bottom of the inning.

"Aaron Judge left tonight's game in the 4th inning after being hit by a pitch in the left hand," the team said in a statement on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter. "He will undergo imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian this evening and is expected to be seen by Yankees Head Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad."

Judge entered Tuesday as the odds-on favorite (-120) to win American League MVP at BetMGM. After Judge left the game, the sportsbook pulled AL MVP odds off the board.

Judge is the second MVP favorite who's been hit in the hand with a fastball this week. Mookie Betts was hit by a pitch Sunday and will miss at least six weeks with a fractured left hand.

Here's the Mookie Betts hit by pitch from Sunday that resulted in a fractured hand. He's out for 6-8 weeks

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At the time of the injury, Betts was the National League MVP favorite and the most-bet player in the NL to win the award at BetMGM. Judge wasn't the most-bet player in terms of tickets, but bettors had wagered more money on him than any other player in the AL.

In both cases, the injuries, though unfortunate, didn't shift World Series odds. The Dodgers and Yankees remain the favorites to meet in October, with the Dodgers listed at +300 to win the World Series and the Yankees at +450.

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