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MLB Insider Suggests Yankees Could Trade For Former MVP After Aaron Judge Injury

Aaron Judge hits a ball for the Yankees.

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 26: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees heads to the dugout after he scored in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on July 26, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees received some bad injury news on Thursday night after Aaron Judge left the game against the Kansas City Royals after getting hit by a pitch. Judge initially stayed in the game, but had to be taken to the hospital for further testing on his right wrist.

An MRI revealed Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist. Although he won't need surgery, the two-time All-Star will be out for three weeks.

The Yankees sit 4.5 games back of the Boston Red Sox, and will need an impressive push to catch the best team in baseball before the end of the regular season. Without Judge, that task becomes increasingly more difficult.

ESPN insider Buster Olney suggested a few trade options the Yankees should explore in order to stay competitive with the Red Sox. A former National League MVP is among them.

Andrew McCutchen is a former NL MVP who was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates before the season. Although he's no longer a Gold Glover, McCutchen can still play center and right field if necessary.

The Yankees' options within their own clubhouse are dwindling after a rash of injuries. Young outfielder Clint Frazier is still recovering from concussion symptoms, which could for the team into a trade before the July 31 deadline.

Stay tuned.