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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/16/18

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Game scheduled to resume today; Frazier call-up may be short-term; Andujar earned his chance over Drury; Stanton collects career hit #1000

MLB: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports | Bryan Hoch: RED THUNDER! You may have seen the news already yesterday, but Clint Frazier was officially called up by the Yankees. David Hale was designated for assignment as a corresponding roster move. Oddly enough, though, he didn’t start yesterday against the left-hander Gio Gonzalez. For Frazier, it marks a long and scary recovery from a concussion he suffered in spring training. Frazier took to Twitter to confirm the news himself. | Brendan Kuty: Frazier’s stay seems like it’ll be a short one. Brian Cashman addressed Frazier’s role and said he was mainly called up because of the interleague games and Frazier could help off the bench late in games. Cashman said the team prefers having an extra pitcher in the bullpen because it protects their starters. Cashman also spoke about Brandon Drury being activated off the disabled list. The Yankees felt that Miguel Andujar took advantage of the opportunity when it was presented to him so they’re going to give him his chance for now, but are confident in Drury’s ability and health. | Bryan Hoch: Did you guys know that Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee? No, really! He’s been one since December. It’s so cool. Anyway, Stanton got his 1000th career hit yesterday, on a bloop single to right. What’s fun is 499 of Stanton’s career hits have been for extra bases. It’s almost like he’s good at baseball and knows what he’s doing out there. Crazy, right?


Well, it looks like we get a bit of extra baseball today. It’s also supposed to rain through Thursday in D.C., so who knows if we’ll actually get those in today, or tomorrow. If not, the Yankees may have to come back here later in the year.