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

Yanks will likely be forced to let Maybin walk; return of Stanton means return of Bronx Bombers; Cashman has no regrets with pitching staff, but is not done dealing; Jordan Montgomery suffers a setback.

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Kristie Ackert | Daily News: Giancarlo Stanton was back in the Yankee lineup for the first time in nearly three months, and with him comes the arrival of a lot more dingers. With the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion over the weekend, as well as the pending return of Aaron Judge, the Yanks look poised to once again embrace their Bronx Bombers nickname.

Dan Martin | NY Post: Brian Cashman acknowledged the team’s starting pitching as a “worry,” and said it’s his job to reinforce a rotation that has been hit hard by injuries. Of course, Dallas Keuchel would have been a reinforcement, but there were luxury tax concerns. The Bombers have missed on potential game-changing starters in the past (Justin Verlander), but Cashman has no regrets about that. Still, hopefully that history doesn’t repeat itself.

Randy Miller | Cameron Maybin has been on a tear for the Yankees, having homered in four straight games. Still, a Maybin dilemma appears inevitable, given he is out of options and Judge will be back soon. Because of his recent production, Maybin would absolutely be picked up if the Yankees let him go, so do they relent and go with one less pitcher to keep him around? We’ll find out in a couple days.

CBS Sports: If the Yankees are waiting for pitching reinforcements from within, they’ll likely be waiting even longer for at least one of them. Jordan Montgomery felt discomfort when throwing a bullpen on Tuesday and will have to be reevaluated. Montgomery is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but after this setback, his status for the rest of the year is very much in question.