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

Yankees have choice to make when Tanaka hits free agency; Brett Gardner missing out on chances to make Yankees history; ranking the best World Series; how the 2013 All-Star Game nearly started an incident.

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New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Every day that passes, we are one day closer to Masahiro Tanaka becoming a free agent and possibly leaving the Yankees. The team will face a tough decision this winter in whether or not to bring back the pitcher. Tanaka will turn 32 after the season, but has been incredibly reliable in the postseason and was looking very promising in spring training before things were shut down.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Another player missing out on some valuable game time is Brett Gardner. The outfielder is the longest tenured Yankee and had a chance to reach some notable playing time milestones this season. Beyond that, he’s coming off one his best seasons, and will turn 37 this year.

ESPN | Sam Miller: Here is a ranking of every World Series ever played. While one involving the Yankees doesn’t appear at number one, several are ranked highly, as you might expect.

New York Post | Dan Martin: In the 2013 All-Star game, a young Matt Harvey got the start for the National League in his home with the Mets, Citi Field. In the first inning, he would face off with crosstown rival Robinson Cano. However, Harvey threw a little too far inside and hit Cano with a pitch, causing him to leave the game. Cano knew it was not intentional and ended up being fine, but if he had to miss any significant time, things could’ve gotten interesting in New York.