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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 8/24/20

Judge ready to return, not a fan of playoff bubble; Subway Series could get wacky; Andujar unlikely to be dealt before deadline.

Atlanta Braves v New York Yankees Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Brendan Kuty: Aaron Judge is expected to make his return from the IL when the Yanks take on the Braves on Tuesday, after originally being scheduled to return against the Mets before the series was postponed. Judge also spoke on the playoff bubble plan, which he said he wasn’t a fan of, citing the incentive to win for home field being diminished due to the plan of keeping everything at a neutral site once the postseason begins.

NY Post | Ken Davidoff: The Subway Series this weekend was postponed due to the Mets dealing with positive coronavirus tests, and with the Yanks and Mets scheduled to square off this coming weekend, things could get wacky with multiple double headers. So let’s hope the Yanks have plenty of arms rested by this weekend.

NY Post | George A. King III: With Gio Urshela still showing out in an effort to ward off any fluke talk, does Miguel Andujar become an expendable piece as the trade deadline approaches? Not likely, given Andujar’s struggles at the plate so far this season and his defensive troubles, so don’t expect him to be moved.