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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/11/19

Tauchman lands on injured list; Rosa gets DFA’d; Yankees’ pitching plans; Sabathia talks knee surgery; Silvera passes away at age 94

New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images | Randy Miller: The Yankees made a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday afternoon. The team placed Mike Tauchman on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 2 calf strain, activated Ben Heller, and designated Adonis Rosa for assignment. Moving Tauchman to the IL makes room for Heller on the 25-man roster, while the Rosa DFA opens up a spot on the 40-man. It’s interesting that Tauchman didn’t go to the 60-day IL, which would have allowed the Yankees to keep Rosa away from the waiver wire. I probably shouldn’t read that much into it, though. The big story here is how Heller is officially back.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Aaron Boone raised some eyebrows when he announced Domingo German would adopt a quasi-bullpen role. “I could see it being a lot of different things,” the skipper said. “I could see him absolutely starting and being that guy for us. I could see him coming into a game in a huge spot and picking up innings both short and [long].” Davidoff believes that flexibility will be key to the team’s postseason success. They may not have workhorse starters, but they can march forth an army of “out-getters”.

New York Post | Dan Martin: CC Sabathia returns from the injured list tomorrow evening. That he made it back to start is impressive, because the southpaw thought about season-ending surgery on his right knee. He rehabbed it, however, because the Yankees find themselves as World Series contenders. The left-hander knows this team is special, and he wants to go out on top.

New York Times | Richard Goldstein: Sad news to share at the end of the link roundup: Charlie Silvera, the Yankees’ backup catcher from 1948-1956, has passed away. He won six World Series rings as Yogi Berra’s occasional fill-in. Silvera lived a remarkable life and had a fine sense of humor relating to his role with the Bombers. Our thoughts are with his family.