The New York Yankees have been playing very good baseball recently.  They are coming off a nice road stand where they went 4-2 winning both series vs the Mariners and Dodgers.  However this week the Yankees have received some bad news.  Aaron Judge hurt his toe after running through the wall while making an unreal catch in right field.  Harrison Bader has been placed on the injured list and he has been a spark for the Yankees offense.  Most recently Nestor Cortes has been placed on the IL with a shoulder injury which could explain his struggles on the mound so far.  The Yankees are in much better shape than the Mets and Red Sox right now, but the problem is they are in the best division in all of baseball.  The Yankees will not catch the Tampa Bay Rays.

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MJ and I had our guy ESPN MLB analyst Tim Kurkjian on with us earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.  We asked Tim how he thinks the Yankees are doing so far this season.  He likes how they are playing but agrees they have to deal with getting through all of these injuries.  Below are Tim's thoughts on the Yankees.

The Yankees will be fine and it is great seeing our local guy Tommy Kahnle healthy and pitching well.  Manager Aaron Boone has done a great job adjusting the lineup with all of the injuries they have suffered.  Other players will need to step up and I really hope Anthony Volpe can step up and start to hit and play better.  I still expect the Yankees to make the playoffs but not win the division.

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