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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/14/20

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Judge orders a letter between Yankees and MLB to be reopened; Yankees planning to pitch hard for undrafted free agents; The top players to play in both halves of New York

American League Championship Series Game Six: New York Yankees v. Houston Astros

NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: The Yankees were briefly brought up when the sign-stealing scandal first emerged, mentioned not as participants but for getting fined in a separate, smaller incident. The team is being brought back into the conversation again however, thanks to a lawsuit from DraftKings bettors made against MLB. The Yankees don’t want the letter revealed for reputation’s sake, but it looks like they have little choice in the matter.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: There’s a lot of undrafted talent sitting around figuring out what their future plans are thanks to the shortened MLB Draft, and the Yankees hope to convince a number of them to join the organization. Scouting director Damon Oppenheimer has been busy putting together pitches to potential players and doing background work on who they want to target. Players can only sign for a maximum of $20,000 this year, so it’s going to take a lot of convincing.

NY Post | Mike Vaccaro: The Mets and Yankees have had a lot of good players wear both uniforms over their careers. From guys who had significant impacts on both sides like David Cone and Curtis Granderson, to players who were more remembered for one half of their New York playing days like Carlos Beltran and Orlando Hernandez, there’s been a lot of notable names to cross the town.