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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/16/19

Injury updates on Giancarlo Stanton and Luis Severino; Some fun stats from the Yankees-Orioles season series; Bombers sign David Hernandez to minor league deal.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Yankees Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees haven’t seen much of Giancarlo Stanton this season. Currently sidelined with a knee injury, there is no exact timeline for his return. He has only progressed as far as running on an anti-gravity treadmill and hitting off a tee. The outfielder said he’s hopeful that he will have time to get back into the swing of things before the postseason starts, but at this point it doesn’t look like he will return before September.

New York Post | George A. King III: On the topic of injury updates, Luis Severino threw a 30-pitch bullpen session before the Cleveland game. He was happy with his velocity, and reportedly felt better than he did during spring training even. The next step is for Sevy to face hitters in a simulated game on Sunday. If all goes well, he’ll be headed to Tampa.

Sports Illustrated | Jon Tayler: It’s no secret that the Yankees absolutely dominated the Orioles this season. Sadly, they won’t play them again this year. The fact that they won the season series 17-2 is outstanding. Check out these fun stats. | Mike Rosenstein: Yesterday, the Yankees signed veteran pitcher David Hernandez to a minor league deal. He was sent to Triple-A and will serve as pitching depth. Hernandez posted an 8.02 ERA in Cincinnati before he was released. In other words, he isn’t coming to save us from Chad Green/Jonathan Loaisiga/Chance Adams and the disaster that was last night’s game.