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Around the Empire - Yankees news - 4/24/19

Yankees have most talented injured list in recent history; Bombers embrace “next man up” mentality; Clint Frazier is okay; Luke Voit’s streak continues

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The Ringer | Michael Baumann: By now you know that the Yankees have experienced a ridiculous injury outbreak this season. A deeper dive, however, reveals the unprecedented degree to which the team has been hurt. In terms of WAR, the Bombers have the most talent on the injured list (at one time) of any team since 2002. It’s kind of wild when you think about it that way.

ESPN | Coley Harvey: That unprecedented level of injury hasn’t deterred the Yankees. Instead, the team has embraced a “next man up” mentality. Clint Frazier, Gio Urshela, Mike Tauchman, Austin Romine — the list of Yankees who stepped up to fill the void goes on. I’ll admit it. I’m all-in on this and oddly optimistic. Get all of these guys a ring, please. | Randy Miller: Did you hear it? That was the sound of Yankees fans letting out a sigh of relief. After suffering what appeared to be a badly sprained ankle, Frazier assured everyone that he’s okay. The outfielder didn’t start Tuesday night’s game, but he was available off the bench. Thank goodness for that. The injured list can’t take any more Yankees. Lastly, Luke Voit has a fun little streak going. He has reached base in 34 straight games, dating back to September 19th, 2018. The first baseman wasted little time to secure number 34; he launched a home run in the first inning on Tuesday night’s game.