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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/13/20

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Another day, another offer from MLB to the union; Yankees have a chance to add undrafted players; a piece of Mickey Mantle memorabilia sold at auction; looking back at notable interleague games.

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ESPN | Jeff Passan: Friday saw MLB reportedly give the MLBPA another offer around schedule and pay for the 2020 season. This one was said to be for a 72-game season with players getting 80% of their prorated pay for a season that length. This would be a slight increase in pay than some of the league’s previous offers, but based on the reaction of some players, it’s still a no go for them.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Thanks to the already shortened process and the Gerrit Cole signing, the Yankees selected just three players in the 2020 MLB Draft. However, they will have a chance to bring some other players into the fold. All teams have the chance to sign undrafted players to $20,000 signing bonuses. However, the lack of chances to scout these players due to the shortened seasons will prove a test for the Yankees scouting ahead of the draft process.

Page Six | Ian Mohr: Mickey Mantle’s 1953 contract sold for nearly $40,000 at an auction. That price is for over $20,000 more than what Mantle was paid that season, his third in the league.

USA Today | Aria Gerson: Friday was the 23rd anniversary of the first ever interleague regular season games. The Yankees didn’t play in the debut of the cross-league games, but they have been a part of some memorable ones, most notably David Cone’s perfect game against the Expos.