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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/22/18

Gleyber Torres joins the Yankees today; Miguel Andujar makes case for why he should not be sent down; Aaron Judge is doing well; no really, Judge is doing really well; Jordan Montgomery gives Yankees length they need

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Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports | Bryan Hoch: Today is the day, Yankee fans. We’ve heard the hype. We’ve read the stats. We’ve seen the highlights. Now it’s time. Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ #1 prospect, is getting called up to the big leagues. Gleyber, the one who is good, had a rusty spring training. Then he wiped the rust of, trained under 10x Earth’s normal gravity, and Kaioken’d his way through Triple-A. Now he is here. Here he is, discussing his promotion.

We shall see what the Yankees’ corresponding move is to make room for him. In any case, Happy ThanksGleyber everyone. Party at my place!

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: With Torres on his way to the Bronx, someone will have to be sent down. The two obvious candidates are Tyler Wade and Miguel Andujar. Okay, the obvious candidate, at this juncture, is definitely Wade. Andujar’s bat has been coming alive as of late. We saw evidence of this yesterday, when he cleared the bases. There’s still no word when Brandon Drury will be back. Also, Wade might need some time in Triple-A to straighten things out. Or perhaps a trip to see Pujols. We’ll find out today.

Newsday | Laura Albanese: Gleyber Torres will join other hot hitting Yankees. Aaron Judge is hotter than hot right now. The hotHotHOT Judge tacked on another dinger to his April total. Yesterday’s dinger was on a 3-0 count, which is the first 3-0 count dinger Judge has ever hit. His Honor is known for his patience at the plate, as evident by his incredible OBP. It’s scary that Judge is getting even better, but here we are.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: In fact, let’s talk a bit more about Judge. There are many people who think of Judge as just a power hitter. His thunderous dongs somewhat cloud the fact that he is just a naturally great hitter. Judge recalls what Albert Pujols said,

“I am not a power hitter. I am a gap-to-gap hitter with power. I want to put the ball in play and then with my size a lot of balls go out.”

He’s also a pretty good right fielder as well. His strikeouts are down. Everything is going well. And again, the dongs. Oh, the dongs.

Newsday | Steven Marcus: Perhaps you’ve noticed that some of the Yankee starters have not been going the distance. It’s not what you want, as a wise man once said. Thankfully, Jordan Montgomery gave the Yankees the length they needed yesterday. Gumby went six innings and probably would’ve gone out for the seventh, if the offense didn’t score all the runs, like jerkstores. So rude. Anyway, Montgomery seems to be building well on his impressive rookie season. | Jane Lee: Oh, and one more quick thing. Sean Manaea of the Oakland Atheletics threw a no-hitter against the Red Sox last night. Yes, I am petty enough to mention this even though it has nothing to do with the Yankees. Good job, Manaea. You’ve earned every single one of those A’s in your last name!

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