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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/26/18

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Blue Jays might be interested in Brandon Drury for J.A. Happ; Gary Sanchez will be out until late August/early September; Cashman says Zach Britton strengthens the pen, will still search for a starter

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New York Post | Joel Sherman: We’ve still got some time left until trade season is over. Expect the Yankees to be connected to a few more trades. As of last night, apparently the Yankees are making a push for J.A. Happ of the Blue Jays. The Brewers are rumored to be the other team heavily in play for him. Because of his struggles in July, it is believed that the price for Happ has gone down. According to Sherman’s twitter, it’s possible that Brandon Drury might tickle the Jays’ fancy.

While I’m personally not too big on Happ, I would definitely give up Drury for him. What about you, faithful readers?

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: As reported yesterday, Gary Sanchez is back on the DL. After re-aggravating his right groin injury on Monday, Brian Cashman said that Sanchez is most likely going to be out until late August or early September. This continues a year that Gary Sanchez would like to forget. Unless Cashman can trade for a rental catcher, Austin Romine & Kyle Higashioka will continue filling in.

Newsday | Erik Boland: In case you missed the news, Zach Britton is now in pinstripes. The Yankees already boasted one of the best bullpens in the majors. Now they have Zach Britton. Cashman stated that while the bullpen is stronger, this would not stop his search for a starting pitcher. As for what role Britton will play, there are no plans to move Aroldis Chapman from the closer’s spot.

Finally, Pinstripe Alley scribe Joshua Diemert was on the SBNation Radio show Pushing The Odds yesterday.

Feel free to give this a listen.