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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 6/8/19

Trade options now that Dallas Keuchel is off the board; Masahiro Tanaka headed back to New York to welcome his daughter to the world; Didi Gregorius learned to play piano; Trenton Thunder outfielder receives death threats.

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CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: The Yankees backed away from Dallas Keuchel because of roughly $1.5 million, so now what? Well, there are likely other options that will emerge as the trade deadline nears, and Axisa provides of list of potential targets, like Madison Bumgarner and Marcus Stroman. Of course, those arms will cost more than just money. | Randy Miller: Another Yankee starter is in danger of missing his next outing, but don’t worry, it’s for a reason to celebrate instead of panic. Masahiro Tanaka’s wife Mai gave birth to a baby girl, so Tanaka is headed back to New York to be with his family for this special time. Congrats to the Tanakas! Hoping for a Tanaka Twitter selfie with a hilariously wrong translation sooner than later.

Cut 4 | Adrian Garro: Didi Gregorius is back with the Yankees, and of course he spent his time away from the field doing something awesome. The Knight learned piano while he recovered from Tommy John, and also recorded a pair of singles in his first two at-bats back in the Yankee lineup. Clearly, Gregorius is as cool as ever. | Mike Rosenstein: Remember the video of Trenton Thunder outfielder Matt Lipka breaking up a no-hitter in the ninth with a bunt single? Well, he’s apparently been receiving death threats on social media. For breaking up a no-hitter. In a minor league game. Not much else to say other than my ever-decreasing faith in humanity is in danger of flatlining.