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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/10/20

Clint Frazier should replace Stanton on the roster; Aroldis Chapman return timetable to be made Tuesday; Cleveland sets example for COVID-19 protocols by sending pitcher home

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New York Post | Ken Davidoff: There’s plenty of reason for the Yankees to promote Clint Frazier following Giancarlo Stanton’s injury. Whether because he’s a fresh bat for a lineup that may be worn down after playing seven games in five days or due to his streaky tendency, he may be able to provide a spark for an offense that has struggled to score runs the last three days. Worst-case scenario, he could serve as a bench bat against lefty relievers; best-case, he can slot into a lineup now missing one of its biggest sluggers.

ESPN | Marly Rivera: \The Yankees will reportedly decide on the timetable for Aroldis Chapman’s return following a session against live batters on Tuesday. While the Yankees bullpen has remained deep despite their closer’s absence, the intensity of the schedule and the injury to Tommy Kahnle have nonetheless strained the team’s relief depth a bit, and Chapman’s return will greatly improve the team’s depth in the middle innings.

New York Post | Mark Fischer: The Cleveland Indians have sent pitcher Zach Plesac home and ordered him to quarantine for at least three days with daily testing, after Plesac went out Saturday night following his start in Chicago. While not strictly Yankees-related, it does remain important to stay educated on how teams have been successfully — and unsuccessfully — implementing the COVID-19 protocols in order to keep the season going despite the continuing surge in the pandemic. Unlike the Miami Marlins, St. Louis Cardinals, and yesterday’s brawl in Oakland, Cleveland seems to be handling things more proactively here, and hopefully other teams are doing the same.