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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/12/17

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Loria agrees to sell the Marlins to Derek Jeter and the Jeet Fleet; CC Sabathia thought his career might be over after the pain he felt on Tuesday; Jordan Montgomery called up to take CC’s spot in the rotation; Aaron Hicks makes crucial offensive and defensive contribution yesterday

“TAKE THE FIELD, HERE THE ROAR OF THE CROWD!
COME ON MARLINS, MAKE JEETS PROUD!”

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Baseball America | Josh Norris: “KEEP HOPING AND DREAMING AND YOU. WILL. 2OARRRRR!!!”

Ahem. In his continuing quest to achieve every single goal he set for himself in life, former Yankee SS and Player’s Tribune founder Derek Jeter can now add another impressive job onto his resume: owner of the Miami Marlins. Billionaire Bruce Wayne Sherman ponied up the majority of the money. He still plans for Jeter to oversee the day-to-day baseball operations his way. So let’s recap; helped the Yankees’ win five World Series Championships AND helped get Jeffrey Loria out of baseball ownership. I think I speak for all of us when I say, YEAH JEETS! Now trade us Giancarlo Stanton.

Newsday | Erik Boland: CC Sabathia had to leave the game early on Tuesday due to complications with his knee. The pain was so bad that Sabathia thought that it might be it for his career. After the MRI showed no damage in his right knee, he was obviously relieved. CC was placed on the 10-Day DL and he expects to return once his stint on the DL is up. Praise be.

New York Post | Dan Martin: With CC heading to the DL, Jordan Montgomery has been called up. He will now start on Sunday. His opponent on the mound will be Chris Sale. Yes, THAT Chris Sale. Girardi believe that Montgomery will be up to the challenge, as he has done well for the Yankees for the majority of the year. The Yankees offense could also, I dunno, score like 8 runs off of Sale to help Gumby out. That’d be swell.

New York Daily News | Peter Botte: Aaron Hicks is back and he’s did Aaron Hicks things in last night’s victory over the despicable Red Sox. A-A-Ron’s 2-run dinger got the Yankees back into the game in the bottom of the 8th. A-A-Ron throwing out helmetless Eduardo Nunez at 3B in the top of the 9th kept the Yankees from potentially blowing the game. Both Hicks’ offense and defense has been missed for the past couple of months. Aaron’t you glad he’s back?

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