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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/20/19

Injury updates on Dellin Betances, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka; Clint Frazier slumping since coming off the IL; Aaron Hicks is starting to heat up.

MLB: Game One-Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports | Sarah Langs: It’s time for your daily injury update. During Saturday’s game, Masahiro Tanaka deflected a ball with his right shin. The Yankees are hoping that he will be able to make his next start, but he is experiencing soreness. More pitching news: Dellin Betances threw from 90 feet yesterday. He reportedly hasn’t felt any pain in his shoulder recently. Finally, James Paxton threw a bullpen session on Sunday. The southpaw did feel his knee a bit still, but thought it went pretty well despite that. Obviously the Yankees want him to get to a place where he isn’t feeling any pain before he returns. | Randy Miller: Clint Frazier hasn’t hit well since coming off of the injured list on May 6th, which is a shame because he was scorching hot before the ankle injury. The good news is that he feels fine physically. Frazier attributed some of his recent struggles to bad luck, and good pitchers.

New York Post | Greg Joyce: On the flip side, Aaron Hicks crushed his first home run yesterday, and picked up two hits Saturday. After a long stint on the IL, the outfielder said he is “starting to see the ball better” and is happier with his timing.