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

Judge and Tulowitzki injury updates; Yankees finding new solutions to old problems; the lowdown on draftee Jack Leiter.

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Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Pete Caldera: Aaron Judge has been out of the Yankees lineup since late April with a strained oblique. We now have some idea of when he might be back. While Aaron Boone made sure to say that this is not for sure when Judge will be back, but the skipper said it’s a possibility that he could be back by the London Series against the Red Sox. As we’ve seen several times this year, these injury recovery timelines could always get delayed, however.

USA Today | AP: In other injury news, Troy Tulowitzki has been given a couple days off as he continues to try and recover from his calf problems.

SNY | Andy Martino: Sign stealing has been something that has happened in baseball for decades, but the Yankees have come up with a new way of trying to deal with it. The organization came up with a system in the offseason, where the pitcher and catcher each have a small card in their hat or on their wristband that allows them to change signs on the fly. The players seems to have positive reviews for it so far.

CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: One of the major stories for the Yankees on the third day of the draft was their selection of Jack Leiter. The son of former Yankees player and broadcaster Al Leiter, the right-hander was highly ranked coming into the draft, but wasn’t selected until the 20th round. The reason for that is also the reason he probably won’t be coming to a Yankees’ minor league affiliate near you this summer: he is unlikely to sign and will almost certainly honor his commitment to Vanderbilt. | Mike Rosenstein: In case you missed it, there was an incident in a Yankees’ minor league game that caused a bit of a kerfuffle the other night. On Tuesday night, Trenton Thunder outfielder Matt Lipka bunted to break up a no-hitter in the top of the ninth. In the time since, Lipka has apparently received death threats. No matter what your opinion is of “unwritten rules” and whether or not that broke one, it’s pretty awful that doing that would cause death threats.