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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/5/16

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Mark Teixiera is headed to the DL with torn knee cartilage; Former Yankees 3B Scott Brosius has been doing well as a hitting coach at AAA; Nick Swisher not giving up on getting back to the majors; Yankee players pay tribute to Muhammad Ali

Yeah, pretty much this.
Yeah, pretty much this.
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Around the Empire

New York Times | Billy Witz: Things are not looking good for Mark Teixeira's final season in pinstripes. After being removed from Friday's game, an MRI revealed that Teixeira has torn knee cartilage. He will head to the DL and meet with Dr. Ahmad on Monday to see what the next step is. If the next step is indeed surgery, that will most likely end his season.

Portland Tribune | Howie Stalwick: Former Yankees' third baseman Scott Brosius is currently enjoying his first year as a minor league hitting coach for the Tacoma Rainiers, the AAA affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The players there love having him around as well. It's possible that Brosius could one day be a professional major league hitting coach.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Speaking of the minor leagues, Nick Swisher is still on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders awaiting his opportunity. He has not given up on his goal to rejoin the Yankees one day. While Chris Parmelee and Rob Refsnyder are looking like the current options at first base, Swish may get his chance one day if the injuries keep piling up. He's going to need to work on his hitting a bit more though.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Carlos Beltran, CC Sabathia, and Alex Rodriguez each paid tribute to the late Muhammad Ali yesterday. They all had the pleasure to meet Ali at the 2004 All Star Game in Houston.

Fun Questions

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