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Yankees Insider Has Encouraging Update On All-Star OF Aaron Judge

New York Yankees OF Aaron Judge flipping his baseball bat after hitting a home run.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 03: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting a two run home run against Liam Hendriks #16 of the Oakland Athletics during the first inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium on October 03, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

As usual, the New York Yankees are entering this season with championship expectations. However, the 27-time World Series champions are dealing with a bunch of injuries to key players on their roster.

James Paxton and Luis Severino have been shut down for the foreseeable future. Paxton underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy to remove a cyst near his lower back, meanwhile Severino is dealing with discomfort in his forearm.

The Yankees are also trying to be cautious with Aaron Judge, who is dealing with a shoulder injury. The former Rookie of the Year has dealt with a few injuries over the past two seasons, including a broken wrist.

Fortunately for New York, the All-Star outfielder seems to be progressing well. According to YES Network’s Jack Curry, Judge tested his shoulder on Saturday by hitting off a tee for the second-straight day.

If the Yankees are going to win a World Series this season, they’ll need Judge at 100 percent.

Not only does Judge provide a ton of power in the middle of their lineup, he’s an exceptional fielder and is one of the best at robbing opposing teams’ home runs.

Last season, Judge had a .272 batting average, 27 homers and 55 RBI.

Hopefully for the Yankees, Judge is ready for Opening Day on March 26.