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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/13/20

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Judge misses another day of camp; Frazier to wear a mask during play; Yankees to try five-man infield?

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ESPN: Aaron Judge sat out another day of summer camp on Sunday due to a stiff neck. He was originally scratched from a simulated game on Saturday and didn’t play Sunday as well. However, according to Aaron Boone, his condition improved on Sunday and they just didn’t want to push it. The team is just doing a light workout on Monday, and the hope is he’ll be ready to play their intrasquad game on Tuesday.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: After wearing it during the Yankees workouts, Clint Frazier has said that he plans on wearing a mask while playing. The outfielder has said that in addition to trying to keep him and his teammates safe, he wants to be a good example. He’s also said that he hasn’t found it difficult to play in. It’s a very mature thing to do for someone that has been (many times unfairly) ridiculed for being the opposite in the past. Boone has said that he’d be supportive of any other players who want to do the same.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: In Saturday’s intrasquad games, the Yankees tried out a five-man infield with Zack Britton on the mound. Boone went on to say that this was something they had considered last season but didn’t have the personnel to actually put into practice. With their roster this year and with Britton a high ground ball rate pitcher, it may be something they try in 2020.