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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/28/19

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Yankees have made Clint Frazier available in trade talks; Mets could screw up Yankees’ plans for starting pitchers; Brian Cashman’s fallback plan; Luis Severino expected to start throwing on mound soon.

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SNY | John Healy: Clint Frazier’s time with the Yankees could be coming to an end. The Bombers are reportedly offering up Frazier in trade talks for both starters and relievers. This is not entirely shocking information, especially after they’ve kept him in Triple-A in favor of Mike Tauchman and Cameron Maybin. If they refuse to use him at the big-league level, they might as well trade him.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Speaking of trades, the Mets might ruin the Yankees’ best chances at adding a decent starting pitcher. They’re interested in both Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman, but the other New York team could flip Thor to the Padres and use some of the return to land Stroman. Naturally, this would make little to no sense from the Mets’ perspective, so it’ll probably happen.

New York Post | Dan Martin: The past week really highlighted the Yankees’ need for a starting pitcher (or entirely new rotation). While Brian Cashman admitted that the team hit “a bad stretch,” he also said that the recent pitching struggles wouldn’t force him to make a deal. He said he is fully engaged and would like to make a move, but also pointed to the players who might return from injury—Luis Severino, Jonathan Loaisiga, Dellin Betances—as the Yankees’ fallback plan.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Finally, we’ll end with some more injury updates. Prior to yesterday’s game, Aaron Boone stated that Sevy could start throwing off a mound in the next week or so. Loaisiga threw a simulated game, and is close to starting a rehab assignment. He will be used as a long-man out of the bullpen whenever he returns. Betances is also expected to throw off a mound in the coming week.