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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/23/18

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Aroldis Chapman placed on 10-day DL; Alex Rodriguez praised Miguel Andujar; a look into the daily routine of Michael Kay; the 2019 Yankees schedule has been released

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Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images | Bryan Hoch: In case you did not watch Tuesday’s game against the Marlins, allow me to recap what happened with the Yankees’ closer. Aroldis Chapman came in, threw six pitches, immediately called the trainers over, and was removed. Yesterday, we learned that he was placed on the 10-day DL with left knee tendinitis. Team physician Christopher Ahmad will further evaluate Chapman on Friday. Aaron Boone says that David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Zach Britton, and Tyler Norton would take turns in the closer’s role until Chappie returns.

The New York Times | Billy Witz: Once again, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez were in the same building at the same time. This article has little to do with the former and much more to do with the latter. A-Rod continues to be a far more public figure than Derek Jeter, what with his Sunday Night ESPN gig, his VMA appearance, his Shark Tankin’, and his part-time Yankee special adviser job. Rod would sing the praise of Miguel Andujar. You should read this for that.

Awful Announcing | Shlomo Sprung: Yankee fans have many differing opinions on longtime Yankee broadcast Michael Kay. Well if you ever wanted to know about the man and his daily routine, here is the interview for you. From his radio show on ESPN to his work in the YES booth, this one has it all. I recommend you give it a read. The 2019 Yankees schedule is now out and the excitement is palpable. Right? Yeah, let’s go with palpable. The Yankees will open the season at home against the Baltimore Orioles. It looks like they have an early West Coast trip they’ll get out of the way early. Their interleague opponents will primarily come from the NL West, so the Yankees will be visiting both the Giants and the Dodgers in California. London will also be calling the Yankees & Red Sox in late June. Bully!