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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/20/20

Yankees have some decisions to make ahead of Rule-5 draft; examining Gary Sánchez’s trade value; Aroldis Chapman taking former financial advisor to court; Yankee coach to join White Sox staff.

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New York Post | George A. King III: With the deadline approaching to protect players by placing them on the 40-man roster ahead of the rule five draft, the Yankees have some decisions to make. There is always some degree of mystery and danger in it, but that’s been ramped up this year. The cancellation of the 2020 minor league season and the lack of opportunities to scout players may lead to some mistakes not only in who is selected, but also protected.

FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: Gary Sánchez’s season has left the Yankees in a weird spot. While plenty of fans are on the “trade him” bandwagon, his struggles in 2020 have tanked his trade value. They could non-tender him and lose him for free, but that’s quite drastic for a two-time All-Star, who was a good hitter as recently as 2019. However, going into 2021 with a catcher duo of him and Kyle Higashioka is also a risky proposition. | Brendan Kuty: Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman has accused a former financial advisor of draining $3 million from the pitcher’s bank accounts in a recently filed lawsuit.

NBC Sports Chicago | Vinnie Duber: Miguel Cairo is expected to be named bench coach for the Chicago White Sox as part of the staff of new manager Tony La Russa. Cairo has spent the last couple seasons in the Yankees’ organization as a minor league infield coordinator, and also played for the team on two separate occasions.