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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 12/2/20

Documentary on CC Sabathia due out later this month; Yankees could target Japanese star Sugano; bullpen option off table as Mets sign Trevor May.

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Deadline | Andreas Wiseman: We’ve got some great baseball content coming soon to help warm us up during the cold offseason. CC Sabathia revealed on Tuesday that HBO, along with MLB, will be airing a documentary on the life of the lefty, called “Under the Grapefruit Tree: The CC Sabathia Story.” Sabathia will narrate the documentary, which will look at his early life, playing career and his battles with alcoholism. It will include behind-the-scenes footage from his final season, and will air on December 22.

New York Post | Peter Botte: The Yankees have a gaping hole in their starting rotation, which currently consists of one healthy and reliable arm in Gerrit Cole. Fortunately, a potential impact arm could become available as early as this week, as the Yomiuri Giants are expected to post prized pitcher Tomoyuki Sugano. The Yankees, who have had recent success with Japanese stars given the track record of Masahiro Tanaka, could be in play for Sugano, who posted a 1.97 ERA over 137 innings this past season. | Anthony DiComo: The Mets have begun their spending, taking a potential bullpen target for the Yanks off the board by signing reliever Trevor May to a two-year deal. The Yankees could certainly use some bullpen depth after losing Tommy Kahnle, and will need it even more if Adam Ottavino can’t bounce back. But May will no longer be an option.