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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/4/19

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Setback keeps CC Sabathia off ALDS roster; Gio Urshela looking forward to postseason; Yankees have a secret wall in clubhouse.

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ESPN | ESPN News Services: CC Sabathia will not make the ALDS active roster. He threw a simulated game on Tuesday, but Yankees management decided Sabathia is not where he needs to be to contribute during the postseason. Sabathia said this much himself, saying the team has a real shot and he does not want to get in the way of that. However, this doesn’t mean Sabathia will not make the ALCS roster if they advance. After taking a cortisone shot, the veteran starter will look to regain full health and eventually attempt to insert himself into a postseason roster further down the road.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: The last time Gio Urshela was in the postseason he was eliminated by the Yankees in 2017. He mentions remembering how wild the stadium was and the emotions of the game. Now Urshela is enjoying a breakout season and is looking forward to playoff action with the Yankees. To think, the starting third baseman for the Yankees during the 2019 playoffs cost them a total of $25K through trade, a small price to pay for all his production this season and hopefully more to come.

New York Times | James Wagner: The Yankees have a hidden wall somewhere in the clubhouse and this season the wall started to fill up a bit. Since anyone who plays a game with the Yankees can sign the hidden wall, considering all the injuries, roster maneuvers and call ups, plenty of players added themselves to the wall this year. Aaron Judge after playing his first game in pinstripes had to make sure one game was the actual rule for signing on the wall. If they keep this up, a second secret wall should be in the works.