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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/2/17

Gray to start Thurs, Garcia Fri; Frazier might not get sent down; Gray and Garcia are happy to be Yankees; Yanks partnering with Cowboys and NFL to make more money

Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees acquired two starters at the deadline to fill one spot. Originally Joe Girardi said the team wouldn’t deploy a six-man rotation, but it seems they will for at least one turn. Sonny Gray will make his Yankee debut on Thursday, followed by the other new Yankee Jaime Garcia on Friday. Jordan Montgomery will pitch Saturday and Luis Severino will be pushed to Sunday.

New York Post | Dan Martin: It’s no secret that Clint Frazier has done nothing but show he belongs in the majors since being called up. While just a couple weeks ago Brian Cashman said that Frazier would be sent down when Aaron Hicks returns, he now left the door open for Frazier to stay. If they’re truly trying to contend, Frazier has to stay in the big leagues as the team is better with him. | Bryan Hoch: Both Sonny Gray and Jaime Garcia are happy to be Yankees now. Gray talked about how every kid dreams about playing for the Yankees and how he and his wife are excited. Garcia shared a touching story about how his late grandfather, who was a Yankee fan, wanted him to be a Yankee and how his mother was very emotional when she learned of the trade. Always cool to hear these kind of stories.

New York Daily News | Evan Grossman: The Yankees are on the verge of teaming up with Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones and the NFL on a brand new ticketing venture. Legends Hospitality Management, which was founded by the Yankees and Cowboys in 2008, is working with the NFL to start a new sports travel agency. Their goal is to sell tickets and travel packages to fans who are looking to visit events and stadiums around the globe.

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