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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/26/19

New York trades for Cameron Maybin with Frazier hurt; John Sterling faces difficult task of coming up with new home-run calls; The Yankees are injured, but they’re not doomed.

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CBS Sports: In case you missed it, the Yankees made a trade yesterday, swapping cash to Cleveland for outfielder Cameron Maybin. On the heels of Clint Frazier’s disheartening trip to the IL, the deal makes all kinds of sense, as Brian Cashman quickly found a veteran player to slot into the lineup on the outfield grass.

New York Post | Mike Vaccaro: Vaccaro highlights one of the rare bright spots of the Yankees’ injury binge; announcer John Sterling’s desperate task of coming up with home-run calls for all the Yankees’ new players. Whatever you think of Sterling, his job of learning the players of a constantly-churning roster has never been more challenging.

FanGraphs | Dan Szymborksi: The Yankees’ rash of injuries has truly been historic. Szymborksi plays around with his ZiPS projections to show, however, that they still aren’t doomed. Even if you assume terrible continuing injury luck going forward, with the likes of Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks, and Luis Severino never returning, Szymborski’s forecasts still give the Yankees about coin-flip odds of making the playoffs. This sure is a deep organization.

New York Post | Mark W. Sanchez: In another more light-hearted story to offset the onslaught of bad news, Sanchez gives us a chance here to reflect on a top Yankees prospect from a bygone era: Manny Banuelos. Banuelos was a highly-regarded young pitcher in the Yankees’ system starting way back in 2008, but he never could put it all together. This year, the 28-year-old made it back to the majors for the first time since 2015, and he’s actually found some success. Banuelos has struck out 13 batters in 14.1 innings with the White Sox, running a 2.51 ERA.