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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 3/18/20

Another Yankee tests positive for coronavirus; some Yanks show up to spring training complex while others return home; Boone happy with Paxton and Stanton’s progress.

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New York Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees have another confirmed coronavirus case, the team announced on Tuesday. An unnamed minor leaguer has tested positive for the virus, which comes shortly after 17-year-old pitcher Denny Larrondo was revealed to be the team’s first confirmed case.

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: A number of Yankees still showed up at the team’s spring training complex Tuesday morning after being told to go wherever they feel most comfortable for the next four-to-six weeks. Gerrit Cole was out throwing, and Zack Britton said the team would be shifting to more normal offseason workouts while awaiting the fate of the 2020 season. Manager Aaron Boone decided to head back home to Connecticut. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees don’t know when the season will start, but the delayed Opening Day could mean the team’s many injured stars will be ready to go by then. Boone said on MLB Network Radio that Giancarlo Stanton and James Paxton are both doing “really well,” and that Paxton is throwing while Stanton is progressing nicely from his calf strain.