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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 6/30/19

Severino still feels lat pain; Luke Voit the latest Yankee to get hurt; Deivi Garcia presents an interesting dilemma; Tigers asked for Torres in potential trade for Boyd; Yankees option Cortes Jr.

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Randy Miller | The Yankees were dealt yet another deflating piece of injury news on Saturday, as Luis Severino has reported lingering soreness in his lat, which will shut him down for another 5-7 days. The Yankees ace hasn’t pitched at all this season, as he was supposed to throw off a mound this week. That obviously won’t happen now, nor will an August return like initially anticipated.

ESPN: It wouldn’t be a news roundup without multiple injury news pieces, right? Luke Voit came up lame rounding first on a double in Saturday’s slugfest, and will see how he feels on Sunday after what he called pain in his lower abdomen. The Yanks will see how he feels before sending Voit for an MRI, but given how this year has gone, I suggest we hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Brendan Kuty | More from, as Kuty breaks down an interview with Jim Callis of, which details the prominent arm of Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia. The story presents two trade questions involving the right-hander. As an electric starter, the Yankees may be hard pressed to move him. At the same time, Garcia checks in at just 5-foot-9 and 163 pounds. His frame could pose durability questions as a starter, and should he be seen as more of a reliever, his trade value could drop. Of course, the Yanks love Garcia and will probably keep him anyway.

R.J. Anderson | CBS Sports: The Cubs and Red Sox reportedly checked in on Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd recently, and now the Yanks have reached out regarding Boyd. Turns out, the initial asking price is A LOT, as the Tigers reportedly asked for Gleyber Torres. I’d assume that discussion ended quickly given how valuable Torres is as an everyday star, so we’ll see if Brian Cashman checks back in closer to the trade deadline and the asking price is more reasonable.

Lastly, a roster move following game one of the London Series.

Nestor Cortes Jr. gets optioned to make room for Chance Adams. With Stephen Tarpley opening this morning’s game, expect Adams to get a bulk of the workload.