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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/25/20

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Yankees get green light to hold spring training in New York; Florial looking to get back on track in 2020; a look at what Voit has brought to the Yankees since the 2018 trade

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CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: The journey towards baseball returning took another step on Sunday when New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for the Yankees and Mets to hold spring training in the state. We still don’t know when a potential season will begin, but things generally seem to be trending in the right direction. It seems like the team will head back to Florida for camp, however.

New York Post | George A. King III: Estevan Florial went into the 2018 season as the Yankees’ top prospect and a top 50 in all of baseball according to several outlets. However, injuries have held him to just over 150 games across the 2018 and ‘19 seasons, and he’s fallen in pretty much all rankings. During this season delay, Florial has used this time to pick the brains of several notable Yankees including Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, DJ LeMahieu, and Miguel Andujar.

New York Post | Dan Martin: The Chasen Shreve/Giovanny Gallegos for Luke Voit trade seemed to be a fairly unmemorable one when it went down at the 2018 deadline. Instead, it has become further evidence at Brian Cashman prowess as a general manager. After a slow start, the first baseman caught fire down the stretch in 2018, and was putting up good numbers in 2019 until injuries derailed his season. He is expected to be the regular first baseman this season whenever baseball begins again.