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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/22/18

Frazier in CF; Judge & Andujar HR, Stanton robbed; Cole placed on 10-day DL, Cessa recalled; Romine punched by brother

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New York Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees aren’t afraid of challenging Clint Frazier. When he was down in the minors, they had him play center field and during yesterday’s afternoon matinee he got make his major league center field debut. There weren’t many challenging plays, but he seemed to look comfortable out there. If he can hold his own out there, the Yankees are running out of reasons to not keep Frazier up. | Bryan Hoch: The Bronx Bombers continued their reputation as “Bombers” yesterday after Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar showed off their monster dongs. This came just hours after Giancarlo Stanton’s monster dong walked-off the Wednesday night game. Stanton, whose bat has started to come around especially in June, was also robbed of a home run yesterday. If Mitch Haniger doesn’t leap over and catch it, that would’ve been Stanton’s eighth home run this month. Oh and have I mentioned that he’s a Yankee?! | Bryan Hoch: A.J. Cole was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left neck strain before yesterday’s game. I guess, the left and center necks are okay at least. In a corresponding move, Luis Cessa was activated from the disabled list and called up to give the bullpen extra coverage. Additionally, Jonathan Holder’s been fantastic this year. So much so, that he’s earned a spot in Aaron Boone’s version of the Circle of Trust. When he comes into games, he’s been able to Holder there. | Ian Browne: Every so often, there’s a piece on MLB that goes through the AL East and highlights one thing from each team. Today’s topic was every team in the AL East’s most pressing question. For the Yankees, very obviously, it’s whether or not they can add a starting pitcher. It’ll be curious to see what Brian Cashman does leading up to the trade deadline.

FTW USA Today | Michelle R. Martinelli: Yesterday, brothers Andrew Romine and Austin Romine met each other at the plate. Andrew was up to bat in the third and Austin was catching Luis Severino. The two brothers exchanged pleasantries, but then Andrew remembered that Austin owed him $5, so Andrew punched Austin. Okay, this probably isn’t what happened, but maybe it is! Either way, the two brothers had a fun exchange, which did lead to a playful punch of Austin by Andrew. It was adorable. PAY HIM BACK, AUSTIN!

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