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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 5/31/20

Yankees could miss a chance to see Dominguez; Severino looking forward to reuniting with Cole; How a lost season could impact Cole’s Cooperstown case down the road.

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New York Post | Dan Martin: Yankees fans have heard the name Jasson Dominguez for a long time, now, since before they officially signed the elite teen for $5.1 million. The 2020 season was supposed to be a formal introduction for Dominguez to Yankees Universe, but the coronavirus pandemic has stripped fans of a chance to see the team’s highly-touted prospect for the first time.

New York Post | George A. King III: Luis Severino would have missed the entirety of the 2020 season, even if there was a full season, due to Tommy John surgery, but he still felt like he learned a lot from new Yankee ace Gerrit Cole in their limited time together. Whenever baseball resumes, Severino is looking forward to learning more from Cole, another hard-throwing righty with elite stuff.

CBS Sports | Matt Snyder: Losing Cole would mean losing what would likely have been the best year of his mega contract with the Yankees, but could it also hurt a potential case for Cooperstown? Cole is still young, but a lost 2020 season could mean a loss of potential awards that are attractive to Hall of Fame voters, like a Cy Young or an ALCS or World Series MVP.