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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/1/20

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Stanton speaks out on protests; The MLBPA’s counter-proposal to the league; Oswald Peraza may be the next great Yankee prospect

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton during spring training Photo by J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images

Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: Amidst the death of George Floyd and ongoing protests taking place across the United States, many have spoken out on the matter, including Giancarlo Stanton. The slugger took to Twitter to offer his thoughts. “Enough is Enough. It’s going to take everyone to help this system change,” his Tweet said. “No matter your color or attributes, We are all human, who know what’s right deep down. Making a real change will be Justice for Floyd & everyone who came before him. Let’s all be a part of the change.”

NY Post | Post Sports Deck: The MLB Players Association made a counter-proposal to the league on Sunday in a bid to save the 2020 season. The plan includes a 114-game slate, full prorated pay, a $100 million total advance to the players for showing up to spring training and an expanded playoff.

NY Post | George A. King III: The Yankees have seen their fair share of prospects make some noise at the major league level, and they have another homegrown product on his way up the prospect list. Oswald Peraza, a 19-year-old shortstop, is most-known for his impressive bat. “He has a good feel for the barrel, good barrel awareness. He can run, is an elite defender and plays the game the right way,’’ said David Adams, Staten Island’s manager last season. “He is one of those guys who shows up every day.’’