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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/5/18

Sabathia supports adding another arm; Frazier could be a fit for Red Sox; Single-season team home run record in sights

2018 BBWAA Awards Dinner | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees haven’t made it a secret that they’d like to add another starting pitcher before the season starts. Though they have five viable starting pitchers, they could always use the extra help. Count CC Sabathia as one who agrees that the Yankees should add another arm.

“You always need more,” Sabathia told NJ Advance Media on Saturday. “It’s a long season. You never know what’s going to happen. The more arms we’ve got, the better.”

CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: The Yankees have faith in Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres at third and second base respectively. It’s also well-noted that they’d prefer some sort of insurance at those positions instead of relying on two rookies, but they’d like to do so at their price. One potential fit is a reunion with Todd Frazier. If they’re interested, they better act fast because they’re not the only team that could use him. Obviously the Mets are interested too, but he may even be a fit for the Red Sox. | Mike Petriello: Even without Giancarlo Stanton, the 2017 Yankees led the majors in home runs with 241. Going into the 2018 season, there was no reason to doubt that they’d be hitting all the dingers again. Now with the addition of Stanton, who is now a Yankee and I can’t get over it, plus a potential full season from Greg Bird, the Yankees can really challenge the single-season team home run record of 264. Let’s see if this team has it in them to demonstrate their monster dongs.