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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/3/17

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Sabathia & Warren back Tuesday; Yanks dip into the international market again; Five players heading to Miami for ASG; How Frazier will share his debut with his parents; Judge showing great plate discipline

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New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Some good news on the injury front. CC Sabathia and Adam Warren look like they’ll be back for tomorrow’s game against the Blue Jays. Warren threw a simulated game yesterday and reported feeling well. Joe Girardi was unsure if Matt Holliday would return before the All-Star break, but Aaron Hicks definitely won’t. Starlin Castro will ramp up his activities and could return before the break. | Jesse Sanchez: The Yankees were finally able to dip their feet in the international prospect pool again after their 2014 spree limited the deals they could make. They jumped right back into things by signing outfielder Everson Pereira, #4 on MLB Pipeline’s top international prospect list, for $1.5 million. They also came to terms with shortstop Robert Chirinos (#16, $900,000) and are the favorites to sign shortstop Ronny Rojas (#11) when he turns 16 next month.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: The Yankees have at least five All-Stars heading to Miami this year. Aaron Judge led all AL players in votes and will start in the outfield. Additionally, Gary Sanchez, Starlin Castro, Dellin Betances, and Luis Severino made the roster as reserves. Sir Didi Gregorius could make it six as he is on the Final Vote ballot. Additionally Judge and Sanchez have been invited to the Home Run Derby, though neither has accepted or denied yet. | Brendan Kuty: Though the team lost, Clint Frazier’s MLB debut was still a memorable one. He hit a booming double as part of the Yankees’ five-run sixth inning and then went yard on a solo shot in the seventh. He plans on giving the ball from the double to his mom and the home run to his dad. It’s a nice way for him to share one of the most important days of his life with his parents. But the kid clearly has attitude problems, right?

ESPN | Buster Olney: Aaron Judge’s size and his majestic power have been captivating even the most casual of baseball fans this season. It’s not just the power that’s impressive though. Judge’s eye at the plate and his discipline have been astounding. After drawing a total 28 walks in April and May combined, he walked 30 times in June. Opposing pitchers have decided it’s not worth pitching to Judge and Judge is taking the pitches.

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