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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/19/18

The Yankees celebrate the 1998 season; Austin Romine expected to be okay after being taken out of game; Giancarlo Stanton will return to Miami this week, expected to play RF; an interview with J.A. Happ

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Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Bryan Hoch: I still remember the 1998 season as if it were yesterday. I cannot recall a greater time to be a fan of the New York Yankees. Yesterday, the Yankees celebrated this incredible time by inviting back a bunch of players from that fabled year. All the favorites were there, from Bernie Williams and Andy Pettitte to Mariano Rivera and David Cone and David Wells and Jorge Posada and I think I’m forgetting someone. Derek Jeter was unable to attend, but he made sure to send a video for the fans.

Read the article to check out more from the festivities. | Joe Trezza: The Yankees had a bit of a scare with Austin Romine in yesterday’s game. Romine was hit straight in the mask by a foul ball and had to be removed from the game. Thankfully, he passed concussion tests and Aaron Boone says he’s alright. He’ll still be sitting out today’s game. Kyle Higashioka will get the start behind the plate.

Newsday | Peter Botte: Giancarlo Stanton is a New York Yankee. I felt you should know this. Giancarlo use to be a Miami Marlin in days long ago. This upcoming week, the Yankees will visit Stanton’s old dingerin’ grounds. Stanton is expected to play right field in Miami, as well as hit a dinger or three to appease the Dinger Machine in the outfield. Perhaps Derek Jeter will also say hello.

New York Post | Steve Serby: J.A. Happ has thus far been one of Brian Cashman’s best trade deadline acquisitions. Happ will face his former team today. Before you watch, perhaps you might want to read this interview with him. It gives a lot of insight into the newest Yankee. Well worth it, if you ask me.

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