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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/12/19

Luke Voit and Gio Urshela continue to impress; Dellin Betances has lat strain; Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton could return soon; NBA Finals invade the Yankees’ clubhouse

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New York Post | Joel Sherman: During yesterday afternoon’s slugfest, the Yankees received a pair of home runs from Luke Voit and Gio Urshela. While that seems completely normal today, those two weren’t even in the organization this time last year. In fact, neither were believed to be anything other than Quad-A types. Now Voit leads all American League first basemen in All-Star voting, while Urshela has the second-most votes at the hot corner. Brian Cashman is a darn wizard. | Chris Ryan: A few days ago we learned that Dellin Betances suffered a setback in his rehab. He underwent an MRI today and the results indicated a low-level lat strain. Aaron Boone still believes Betances will play an important role for the team, but the timetable must be adjusted. That’s good, but it stands out as concerning that two Yankees pitchers have gone from having shoulder injuries to lat strains. | Pete Caldera: In better injury news, the Yankees may be on the precipice of getting Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton back. Aaron Boone indicated that both could be good to go come the next homestand. The behemoths could also play together in rehab games from Triple-A Scranton this weekend, in which case I feel horrible for whoever has to pitch to them.

New York Daily News | Bradford William Davis: The NBA Finals have captivated the Yankees’ clubhouse. Monday’s rainout let the team watch Game Five in its entirety, including the part where Kevin Durant suffered his achilles injury. Noted Warriors super-fan CC Sabathia shared his thoughts, and Clint Frazier weighed in the Drake curse. Now I want to watch Game Six with the Yankees...