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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/9/19

News on when the Yankees might play in the All-Star Game; Sonny Gray reflects on his time in New York; a look the ASG rosters.

Milwaukee Brewers v Cincinnati Reds Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images | Brendan Kuty: While we already knew for sure when two of the five Yankee All-Stars will play, we now have a clue when some of the others might get in the game. Alex Cora says that Masahiro Tanaka will likely take over for starter Justin Verlander, while Aroldis Chapman will be used as a closer if the AL has a ninth inning lead.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: After the mediocrity that was his Yankee career, Sonny Gray has gone on and found success with the Reds. His bounce-back season has seen him make the All-Star Game for the second time in his career. Despite all that happened in New York, Gray doesn’t seem to harbor an ill will or regrets.

Fangraphs | Craig Edwards: Here’s a look at the two All-Star rosters in an attempt to compare what roster is more talented. Based on projections for the rest of the season, the NL comes out slightly on top, but obviously both rosters are loaded.