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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/27/20

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Five things Yankees fans should be thankful for; Most intriguing Rule 5 prospect; Aaron Boone believes in Gleyber Torres at shortstop.

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Yahoo! Sports | Scott Thompson: There’s a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season if you are a Yankees fan. Although they didn’t get the ring they wanted in 2020, 2021 looks bright. Here are five things Yankees fans should be thankful for this year!

MLB.com | Jim Callis: Who is the Yankees’ most intriguing Rule 5 prospect? Per prospect expert Jim Callis, it’s 24-year-old righty Garrett Whitlock, who had a 3.07 ERA in 2019 and is currently in Double-A. Find out more about him here!

NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: Gleyber Torres didn’t have a spectacular defensive year at shortstop, registering -9 DRS in just 320 23 innings. However, Aaron Boone has not given up on the youngster. “It’s a demanding and difficult position,” Boone said. “And I think sometimes we lose sight of just how young Gleyber is and how much success he’s had at such a young age at the big-league level.’’