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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/11/18

Drury unhappy in Triple-A; Betances back to All-Star form; Loaisiga in consideration for Tanaka’s rotation spot

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays
If I crouch and hide my face, they won’t know it’s me!
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New York Post | Mark W. Sanchez: Breaking news: Brandon Drury still exists, and more importantly he’s still in the Yankees’ organization. Who knew? I kid, of course, but the truth is thanks to the play of Miguel Andujar, Drury has become an afterthought. Drury is obviously unhappy with the situation that his him down in Triple-A instead of with the Yankees. Drury said he’s using this opportunity to become a better player and he’s ready if the Yankees need him. | Bryan Hoch: Remember when Randy Levine opened his mouth last year and broke Dellin Betances? Well I do. He’s a jerk. But this isn’t about him. This is about Betances. After a very inconsistent year last year, Betances seems to be back to his All-Star form. In the Yankees highly-touted bullpen, Betances has been one of the most consistent arms this season. His 15.75 K/9 ratio leads all AL relievers.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: It came as kind of a surprise last year when the Yankees added Jonathan Loaisiga (that’s going to take a while to spell right) to the 40-man roster. That the Yankees have Loaisiga, who could start Friday’s game for Masahiro Tanaka, kind of highlights the difference between the Yankees and the Mets. Obviously there are a lot of differences between the two teams and its easy to see why they’re heading in opposite directions, but least of all is the Yankees ability to “unearth talent” and rack up depth.

Speaking of Friday’s start though, it looks like the choices are down to two:

Either a storm’s coming or we all get lasagna.