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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/6/18

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Todd Frazier signs two-year deal with the New York Mets; Gleyber Torres will compete for a starting job this spring; Yankees announce Aaron Boone’s coaching staff; a historical look at some members of the coaching staff

New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays
From Tom’s River, NJ to Queens, NY
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FanRag | Jon Heyman: Giancarlo Stanton is a New York Yankee. That has absolutely nothing to do with this link, but I thought I’d remind you anyway. With spring training right around the corner, we just got a slightly better picture of the Yankees’ infield plans. Yesterday, the New York Mets signed Todd Frazier to a two-year, $17 million dollar contract. You can read more about this at our sister site, Amazin’ Avenue. Since the Tom’s River native will be taking his thumbs across the Triboro, it’s looking more and more like a rookie will start at third base this season. It could be Miguel Andujar. It could be Gleyber Torres, if the Yankees go another route at second base. It could even be Tyler Norton if he plays his cards right. Anything is possible. Never give up on your dreams.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Speaking of Gleyber Torres, the Yankees are excited to see what he can do in Tampa. Aren’t we all! Gleyber arrived with other teammates yesterday morning to work out. The Yankees are fully prepared to give him a shot to win the starter’s job out of the gate. Brian Cashman stated that service time considerations will not factor into their decision. The key thing is that Gleyber says he’s feeling 100%, which is the best of news. If Gleyber does win the starting job, do you think he’ll start at second or third?

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: In addition to the roster becoming clearer, the Yankees have officially announced their 2018 coaching staff, lead by new head manager Aaron Boone.

Cut4 | MEARNS!!!: Former PSA scribe Andrew Mearns goes into some historical details regarding some members of the Yankees’ coaching staff. Always nice to see Marcus Thames’ first major league hit.