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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/9/19

Meeting the Yankees’ new pitching coach; German decision expected soon; Tommy John’s Hall of Fame case

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WFAN | Sweeny Murti: Matt Blake was a little off-the-radar hire by the Yankees to fill the vacant pitching coach role, but he’s been something of a rising star over the past few years. Sweeny digs into his background and what attracted the Yankees to him. Plus, Murti gives us his early take on how the remaining offseason dominoes will fall around New York.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff & Dan Martin: Domingo German has been on administrative leave since late September as the Yankees and Major League Baseball investigate allegations of domestic violence. Davidoff and Martin have received reports that the investigation is wrapping up and any potential consequences for German will be announced soon. We’ll update readers on this story as we learn more.

FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: It’s very nearly Hall of Fame season, as the museum announced their Modern Game committee, including one of the most influential pitchers of all time, former Yankee Tommy John. John’s eponymous surgery paved the way for dozens of pitchers to prolong their careers, but the man himself had a notable career on the field too.