NEW YORK — Aaron Judge won’t be back with the New York Yankees anytime soon, a further blow to an injury-decimated team with a mediocre record three weeks into the season.

Judge, who is New York’s biggest offensive threat and the heart of its clubhouse, went on the injured list for the third time in four seasons Sunday, a day after straining the oblique muscle on the left side of his abdomen while hitting a sixth-inning single against Kansas City.

“Especially tough times like this, when a lot of guys are beat up, I wanted to be out there in the trenches with the guys every single day,” Judge said.

Manager Aaron Boone called it a “pretty significant strain in there” and would not estimate a return date. Judge broke his right wrist when hit by a pitch Jakob Junis of the Royals last July 26, and while Boone originally projected a return in three weeks, Judge didn’t rejoin the Yankees until Sept. 14.

“There’s no need to put a time, a clock on it, because what happened – just like what I did with the wrist last year,” Judge said. “So no need to go down that road again.”

He became the Yankees’ major league-high 13th player on the injured list and the 14th overall this season, joining left fielder Giancarlo Stanton (strained left biceps), center fielder Aaron Hicks (strained left lower back), catcher Gary Sanchez (strained left calf), shortstop Didi Gregorius (Tommy John surgery), third baseman Miguel Andujar (torn labrum in right shoulder) and first baseman Greg Bird (torn plantar fascia in left foot).

DIAMONDBACKS: First baseman Christian Walker sat out Arizona’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs because of a hip pointer.

Walker got hurt on a play at the plate during Saturday’s 6-0 victory. He finished with a career-high four hits.

Walker said he should be ready to go for Monday night’s series opener at Pittsburgh.

The Diamondbacks also recalled right-hander Jimmie Sherfy from Triple-A Reno. Sherfy had no record and a 1.65 ERA in 15 appearances with Arizona last year.

ATHLETICS: Pitcher Brett Anderson was pulled from his start against Toronto with a left ankle sprain he injured running off the mound in the third inning.

Randal Grichuk hit a slow infield grounder between third base and the mound. Anderson quickly moved to field the ball, slipped, then got up limping as a team trainer came out with Manager Bob Melvin.

After a brief discussion, Anderson threw two warmup pitches before Melvin called for reliever Yusmeiro Petit.

Anderson allowed two runs on four hits and retired eight batters.

BLUE JAYS: Pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a torn ACL in his left knee, cutting short yet another promising season.

Shoemaker was hurt at the end of a rundown Saturday, and Toronto announced the diagnosis and placed him on the 10-day injured list.

Shoemaker, 32, is 3-0 with a 1.57 ERA in five starts in his first season with Toronto. He was limited to seven starts last year with the Angels because of a strained right forearm. In 2016, he sustained a skull fracture when he was hit by a line drive, and he’s had lingering forearm trouble for a while.

RAYS: Tampa Bay placed outfielder Austin Meadows on the 10-day injured list with a sprained right thumb.

Meadows was hurt Saturday night when he awkwardly slid into third base on a two-run triple in the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to Boston. “Just kind of a freak accident,” he said.

Meadows said an MRI showed some damage and he would be examined by a hand specialist.