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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/18/19

CC Sabathia leaves with injury; Giancarlo working towards a return; Astros and Yankees address pitch tipping and signaling; Jeff Passan muses about the upcoming weeks and months; Former Yankee coaches could be close to landing new jobs

League Championship Series - Houston Astros v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

New York Post | Sports Desk: CC Sabathia left the game in the eighth inning last night with an apparent arm injury. With the Yankees’ season on the brink, it would be a real shame if this turns out to be Sabathia’s final outing as a Yankee.

New York Post | George A. King: Giancarlo Stanton remained on the bench for Game Four with a strained right quad but might be nearing a return. Aaron Boone was encouraged with what he saw and didn’t rule out an appearance at DH for Game Five. | Brian McTaggart: A.J. Hinch and Aaron Boone both had to answer questions about pitch tipping and sign stealing before Game Four. Hinch dismissed allegations someone in the Astros dugout was whistling to hitters to signal pitches. Reportedly, MLB looked into the incident and found no evidence of impropriety on the Astros’ part.

ESPN | Jeff Passan: Passan had some thoughts about the playoffs and upcoming offseason, and the Yankees were heavily mentioned. Topics ranged from how the Yankees might deploy their pitching staff the rest of the ALCS to Gleyber Torres becoming the breakout star of the playoffs. There have been several rumors around the league about former Yankees getting into managerial roles. Joe Girardi has been linked to the Cubs’ and Mets’ vacancies, and both he and Buck Showalter have been rumored to be in the running for the Phillies’ gig. Even former third base coach Joe Espada has been said to be in the running for a few managerial openings too.