Around the Empire
MLB.com | Matthew Martell: Masahiro Tanaka has been placed on the 10-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. Joe Girardi says there was no structural damage, thankfully, and Tanaka is not expected to miss that much time. Tanaka, fearing that it could affect his performance on Monday, made sure to let the staff know of his issues. This is also known as “the correct thing to do, rather than manning-up and saying nothing.” The Yankees believe that rest is the best solution.
Newsday | Roger Rubin: While signing autographs down the right field line, Jordan Montgomery was struck in the head by a baseball during batting practice. Montgomery suffered a cut on the ear and a bruise, but thankfully there were no signs of a concussion. After the Yankees gave him a thorough examination, the plan is still to have Montgomery pitch on Sunday night.
MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Luis Severino has had better starts in the year 2017. Namely, all of them. Coming off the past four games of incredible pitching, Severino did not have his best stuff and made costly mistakes. Severino noted that he has to keep working to improve, which is all you can really do after an outing like this. Here’s hoping he bounces back for his next start against the Mets.
New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: It has been an interesting couple of days between the Mets FO and the Yankees FO. Supposedly, the Mets had a deal in place with the Yankees for Neil Walker on July 31st but the Yankees pulled out due to Walker’s medical record. Walker says that he was healthy then and he’s healthy now. The Mets claim that the Yankees’ used his medical record as an excuse. Just recently, the Yankees and Mets couldn’t finalize a deal for Jay Bruce due to money.