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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/17/19

Clint Frazier sent down; how Encarnacion will fit on the Yankees roster; Yankees making sure Stanton is ready to go; Babe Ruth jersey sold at auction

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ESPN | Coley Harvey: Between the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion and the impending injury returns, there were going to be some tough decisions on who was going to stay on the 25-man roster. The first of those dominoes fell on Sunday when Clint Frazier was sent down. Frazier admitted to being surprised by the move given what he’s done so far this season.

NorthJersey.com | Pete Caldera: Frazier is not the only one that will be impacted by the upcoming roster moves. Giancarlo Stanton is going to play left field when he returns, which will impact Brett Gardner’s playing time. There will still be some flexibility with the DH as well, as Encarnacion is expected to play first base at times.

New York Post | George A. King III: After missing as much time as he had and also having a setback during his rehab, the Yankees are trying to be as smart as possible with Stanton’s return. Stanton has shown plenty of power in his rehab stint and has put up numbers that could indicate that he’s ready. However, the Yankees wanted to make sure that he as completely ready to go, and now he will most likely be activated on Tuesday.

ABC News: In less pressing news, a game-worn Babe Ruth jersey went for $5.64 million at an auction over the weekend, setting the record for the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia. According to historical data on Baseball Reference, Ruth didn’t even make a fifth of that during his baseball career.