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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/13/19

Yankees expected to activate Aaron Hicks; Breyvic Valera acquired off waviers; Chad Green feels good upon return.

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ESPN: Slowly but surely, the Yankees have been getting players off the almighty logjam on the injured list, and that’s expected to continue today. Aaron Boone said Sunday that the Yankees were ready to activate Aaron Hicks. Hicks has yet to appear in the majors this season after signing a contract extension back during spring training.

New York Post | Mark W. Sanchez: The Yankees made a roster move on Sunday, claiming infielder Breyvic Valera off waivers from the Giants after moving Greg Bird to the 60-day IL. Valera has played parts of the last two seasons with the Cardinals, Dodgers, and Orioles, and had started this year in Triple-A for San Francisco. He’s versatile, having played everywhere but pitcher and catcher at some point, but has spent most of his career in the middle infield. Hopefully, he will be nothing more than depth at Triple-A, but several of those players have already been forced into action for the Yankees, so who knows.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff and George A. King III: Prior to Sunday’s game, Chad Green was recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was sent there in the first place to try and get things right after really struggling to start the season. It’s way too early to determine if he’s back on track, but the signs were promising.

For The Win | Andrew Joseph: If you weren’t watching Sunday’s game, you might have missed that there was an almost 45-minute delay, despite the game taking place in a dome. Power in Tropicana Field went out, causing play to be stopped ahead of the ninth inning. Fans at the game tried to salvage things and/or just have some fun by all turning on their cell phone lights while waiting for play to resume.