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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/12/20

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton could be back soon; Paxton might be destined for the bullpen if he returns; Buck Showalter opens up on Yankees tenure and more

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ESPN | AP: The Yankees lineup has felt the void of not having their two biggest sluggers, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, around lately. Things are progressing positively for the big baseball boys, however, enough so that we may see them at the alternate training site this weekend. If that’s the case, that lines up for the pair to return to the majors next weekend for what should be a vital stretch run.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: James Paxton has had a rough season. The left-hander has dealt with a back injury, attempted to navigate around velocity loss, and now a flexor strain has shut him down. At this point, with his struggles and injury recovery combined it’s going to be tough for Paxton to make another start this season. Aaron Boone mentioned that if the team doesn’t have enough time to stretch Paxton out at the end of the regular season, he may be relegated to the bullpen for the postseason.

NY Post | Steve Serby: Buck Showalter has been around the Yankees organization for nearly two decades, and he’s seen a lot of stars in that time don the pinstripes. Showalter sat down to talk with Serby recently, and they dove into his career managing the turnaround from the early 90s Yankees into the core that would become a juggernaut, as well as a host of modern topics that Showalter has gotten to see from the later stages of his career.