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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 04/20/20

Yankees’ legend Derek Jeter is doing his part to help in the fight against COVID-19; Imagining what the Bombers’ lineup would look like; Stanton provides painful details of the time he was hit in the face by a pitch

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: New York Yankees legend and current Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter is doing what he can to help in the battle against the COVID-19. The former shortstop will auction his 2014 All-Star game jersey with the intention of raising funds. That year, he made his final appearance in the mid-summer classic. “Look, there’s a lot of people struggling out there to put food on the table,” Jeter said. “Whether it’s kids, the elderly, or our heroes on the front line, we all need to come together to help out as much as we can.”

NY Post | Dan Martin: With no season because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we are left wondering “what if,” or “what would it be like.” For example, if you are asking yourself what would the Yankees’ lineup look like if there was a season, the Post ran an exercise in its latest mailbag: they have DJ LeMahieu leading off at second base, Aaron Judge in RF, Gleyber Torres at SS, Giancarlo Stanton in left field batting cleanup, Gary Sanchez at C hitting fifth, and Miguel Andujar as the DH in the sixth spot. Center fielder Brett Gardner, first baseman Luke Voit and third baseman Gio Urshela complete the lineup. | Bob Klapisch: Yankees’ slugger Giancarlo Stanton has suffered lots of nagging injuries in his time with the Bombers. Quad, knee, calf, you name it. However, arguably the ugliest moment of his career was when his face was shattered by a Mike Fiers fastball in 2014. In an interview with’s Bob Klapisch, he remembered the incident. Some bones and nerves had to be repaired, and some others are permanently damaged. “From here to that couch — I never saw it after that,” Stanton said while pointing to a sofa in the Yankees clubhouse. “All I felt was impact, and then falling on the ground. The whole side of my face was gone — I felt sharp pieces in my mouth. I was trying to be soft with them because I didn’t want to choke, but the pain was excruciating.”