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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 9/12/19

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Next stop for Luis Severino is Yankee Stadium; Aaron Hicks is done for the season; Chance Adams and Domingo German talk pitching.

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NorthJersey.com | Sean Farrell: Luis Severino has made what seems to be his last rehab start with Double-A Trenton on Wednesday as he looks to make his season debut with the Yankees next week against the Los Angeles Angels in the Bronx. Severino gave up four runs, though only one earned, on 64 pitches. Severino said he felt good after this outing, stating “I always feel good after the first couple of innings. Now it’s not different. I feel better. I’m not getting tired.” The Yankees are going to need their ace if they want to make a deep playoff run.

New York Post | Joel Sherman and Dan Martin: Due to an elbow injury, Aaron Hicks will almost certainly not be joining the Yankees again this season. After getting a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, he was told he’ll need a few more weeks of rest before a further evaluation. Hicks may have torn his UCL making a throw from the outfield back on August 3. This may end up opening the door to a Clint Frazier or Cameron Maybin for the fourth outfield spot on the playoff roster. If and when Giancarlo Stanton comes back healthy, he hopefully will assume one of the starting outfield slots alongside Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner.

FanGraphs | David Laurila: Over at FanGraphs, Laurila has put together a series looking at how different pitchers develop certain pitches. In this edition, he talks to a few hurlers about how they came to throw their current curveballs. Domingo German and Chance Adams feature in this one, and they both have interesting things to say about pitching, pitch grips, and honing one’s craft.