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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/5/20

Mike King could be the first pitcher called up; David Cone proposes 82 game season compromise; Remembering Don Zimmer

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NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: It’s expected that there will be expanded rosters if and when MLB returns. Pitching will be at a premium in a shortened season, and the Yankees have a host of young arms they can turn to in order to help out. Of all the names, however, the first guy up may be Mike King. King got a taste of the majors last year after a rough beginning to the season, primarily due to injuries, and figured to be a contender for the 26th man spot already.

NY Post | Steve Serby: MLB and the player’s union are at an impasse, and David Cone can remember that scenario well. His experiences from the cancelled 1994 season have led him to believe that the two sides have to get a dialogue going soon, or else a deadline will be reached where the World Series is unplayable. Cone believes that an 82-game season should be an acceptable compromise between the 50-game proposal from the owners and the 112-game version that the players support.

ESPN | Tim Kurkjian: Thursday marked the six-year anniversary of Don Zimmer passing away. The longtime Yankees bench coach was revered around the league, and Kurkjian gives a series of memories from Zimmer’s lengthy career.