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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/19/20

Yankee Stadium is being considered for MLB playoff bubble; Learn more about the life of Jasson Dominguez; Yankees sign infielder Jordy Mercer

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees Photo by Elsa/Getty Images | Mike Rosenstein: It has been reported that Major League Baseball is in the early stages of drafting an operating manual for a “playoff bubble.” Southern California and Texas are emerging as early favorites, but New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee are also possibilities. | Jon Schwartz: At this point, most Yankees fans have heard a lot about 17-year-old Jasson Dominguez, the team’s top prospect. He has yet to play a game with the organization, but already has high expectations and has gained the nickname of “Martian” because people say he’s not from this planet. Learn more about Dominguez and how he got to where he is today. | Randy Miller: The Yankees have signed infielder Jordy Mercer to a minor league contract and assigned to the club’s alternate training site. Mercer has a .257/.315/.387 slash line over 3276 career MLB plate appearances with Pittsburgh and Detroit. He will most likely serve as an infield depth piece.