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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/23/19

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Yankees refuse to pay Jacoby Ellsbury; Yankees fans should be thankful for Jasson Dominguez; Phillies have interest in Didi Gregorius; Derek Jeter was the only name who appeared on a Hall of Fame ballot

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New York Post | Ken Davidoff & George A. King: The New York Yankees released Jacoby Ellsbury on Wednesday without much problem, until recently. He was due $26 million in 2020, but the Yankees are now saying they will not pay him because Ellsbury went behind their backs by receiving medical treatment in Atlanta for years without the Yankees’ authorization. It seems this is just the beginning of a battle between the two parties.

MiLB.com | Sam Dykstra: With Thanksgiving approaching, there are many things that Yankees fans should be thankful for. On person at the top of the list is 16-year-old Jasson Dominguez. The outfielder is already the 66th-best prospect in all of baseball—and he hasn’t played a professional game yet. He is considered to have five-tool potential.

New York Post | Mollie Walker: The Philadelphia Phillies hired one former Yankee in Joe Girardi, and they might have another in Didi Gregorius as they’ve shown interest in the 29-year-old shortstop. He is coming off a shortened season due to Tommy John Surgery on his right elbow. The Phillies are expected to have another big offseason after adding Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto last year.

Newday | Anthony Rieber: Hall of Fame voting has begun for the 2020 class, which is also Derek Jeter’s first time on the ballot. Anthony Rieber, who already submitted his ballot, only gave Jeter his vote. He has gotten some backlash for it, but he explains in this article.