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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/9/20

Giancarlo Stanton likely headed to IL; Yankees starting rotation is a concern, again; The pros and cons of calling Clarke Schmidt up to the majors

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CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: Giancarlo Stanton only played 18 games last year due to injury, and now he’s likely headed back to the IL. “When he moved up on the wild pitch, that’s where it tightened up on him,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. Stanton is hitting .293 with three home runs through 15 games this season.

NY Daily News | Mike Lupica: New year, same problems. Gerrit Cole has been great for the Yankees this year, but every other starter, not exactly so great. Cole owns a 3.22 ERA in 22.1 frames, however, all other starters own a combined 6.27 ERA in 37.1 innings. | Brendan Kuty: With the starting rotation struggling a bit as of late, Clarke Schmidt’s name has circled around and leaves many wondering when he will get the call to the big league team. “He could certainly factor in at some point,” Aaron Boone said. “But I wouldn’t expect it this weekend.” If not now, when?