Aaron Judge is officially back, and No. 99 will be No. 1 for the Yankees.
The rightfielder was slated to lead off Friday against the Astros at Yankees Stadium after being reinstated from the 10-day injured list.
Judge had been on the IL with a left oblique strain since April 21 and completed a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre on Wednesday.
In 20 games this season with the Yankees, Judge slashed .288/.404/.521 with five home runs, 11 RBIs and 13 runs. Judge batted second in all of those games.
He's the second of the Yankees' sluggers to return this week. Giancarlo Stanton was back in the lineup Tuesday for the first time since March 31 after going down with a left biceps strain and a left shoulder strain.