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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/11/20

James Paxton suffers setback; Almost everything has gone wrong for the Yankees during their losing run; Yankees sign reliever to minor league deal; looking into Gerrit Cole’s home run struggles; remembering Roberto Clemente.

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New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert - The Yankees announced even more bad news after last night’s rainout. Left-hander James Paxton suspended his rehab program after reporting soreness in his throwing arm. The 31-year-old has been sidelined with a flexor strain since August 21. This just about closes the door on his 2020 season, and possibly his Yankees career.

The Ringer | Michael Baumann: Unless you haven’t been paying attention (in which case, congrats), you’re probably aware that the Yankees have been in a bad funk of late. The especially frustrating thing about what’s happened is that there’s more than one problem. Arguably, nearly every that could’ve gone wrong, has.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: The Yankees made a roster move on Thursday, singing reliever Ryan Buchter to a minor league deal and sending him to the alternate site. Butcher had appeared in 10 games with the Angels this season, allowing three earned runs in six innings. Small sample size, but his numbers are better than average this season, and in general over the course of his career.

ESPN | David Schoenfield: The major reason Gerrit Cole hasn’t been quite the all-world ace so far this season has seemingly had a lot to do with home runs. He’s allowed a league high 13 ahead of his start on Thursday. Here’s a look into trying to figure out why he’s given up so many homers so far.

CNN | Ed Morales: Wednesday was Roberto Clemente Day across MLB, and many player wore his #21 in honor of the Hall of Famer. While every baseball fans knows him as a legendary player who died in a plane crash. However, there is so much more to his story.