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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/3/20

Projecting the Yankees’ Opening Day roster; Nolan Arenado on the move?; Free agent position players could be close to signing; Don Larsen and perfection.

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League Championship Series - New York Yankees v Houston Astros - Game Two Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images | Randy Miller: We’re still a few months out from Opening Day, but Miller takes his best swing at projecting how the Yankees’ 26-man roster will shake out by then. The key pressure points on the roster right now are at the corner infield and outfield spots and at DH. Currently, Miller predicts Giancarlo Stanton will start in left, Miguel Andujar will start at DH, and Gio Urshela will reprise his role as starting third baseman.

The Athletic | Joe Posnanski: As you’ve surely heard by now, we received sad news late Wednesday night that former Yankee Don Larsen passed away at the age of 90. Posnanski provides one of the more detailed looks at Larsen and his performance in Game Five of the 1956 World Series, unlocked behind The Athletic’s paywall.

CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: Here’s a rundown of the most recent hot stove news from around the league. It sounds like Rockies superstar Nolan Arenado may really be on the move, with Jon Morosi tweeting that there’s a “50/50 chance” the third baseman gets traded this offseason. It also appears as though the two best remaining position players on the market, Josh Donaldson and Marcell Ozuna, could be close to signing. We’ll see if any of these players land somewhere that puts them in the path of the Yankees next season.

Yahoo | Hannah Keyser: As Tyler wrote up yesterday, MLB suspended Domingo German 81 games for violating the league’s domestic violence. That 81-game total includes the nine regular season games and nine playoff games he missed at the end of 2019, meaning German will miss 63 games to begin 2020.