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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/23/19

Yankees playoff rotation set?; Severino impresses again; Checking in on the injuries before the final week of the season; Yankees honor Sabathia.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports | Randy Miller: The Yankees are mixing up the order of the rotation this week, perhaps to line up the postseason pitching. They will likely use openers in both games of the short series against the Rays, before starting James Paxton, Luis Severino, and Masahiro Tanaka in that order to wrap up the regular season. If they stick with that rotation for the playoffs, it would give those about a week of rest each before their respective ALDS starts.

New York Post | Dan Martin: One of those rotation pieces is Severino, who pitched for the second time since coming off the injured list on Sunday. Just as it was after the first game, everything is on track. It seems as if that we will be built up enough for a full outing when the playoffs come around. | Randy Miller: As has been the case all season, injures have played a role of late. With the playoffs just days away, here is some news about who will likely return and when. Edwin Encarnacion and Gary Sanchez may make appearances in the Rangers series later this week, while Aaron Hicks is probably done for the year. As for Gleyber Torres, he’s by all accounts fine despite getting another day off after his incident on Friday night.

Sports Illustrated | Alaa Abdeldaiem: In case you missed it, the Yankees honored CC Sabathia before the team’s regular season finale at Yankee Stadium. Here are some highlights, which included tribute videos from the team and his family.