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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/14/20

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Frazier to remain in lineup when big bats return; Stanton and Judge practicing in Scranton; Clarke Schmidt talks about his debut and his future

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New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Clint Frazier has finally arrived for the Yankees, both with the bat and in the field. He’s also impressed the team with his maturity this year, and all of these factors have seen him earn a full-time spot with the club. Aaron Boone confirmed that even when Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton return (more on that below), Frazier will get plenty of at-bats as the starting left fielder. Mike Tauchman and Brett Gardner will still get their time, but it seems as if Frazier has found his place with the Yankees, at long last.

SNY | Scott Thompson: The Yankees are finally starting to get some good luck on the injury front, it seems. Giancarlo Stanton has been at the alternate site in Scranton for a few days, and has been playing in simulated games, and the expectation is that Aaron Judge will be joining him after a “strenuous” workout in the Bronx on Sunday. They could be back by the weekend, potentially. Gio Urshela is also expected to be activated off the injured list as soon as he’s eligible on Tuesday.

Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: Clarke Schmidt was just sent down to the Yankees’ alternate site, but he will likely be back before season’s end. Before heading back to Scranton, he sat down for this profile piece, in which he discusses his early days on the mound, his big league debut and his future goals, which include becoming “the number one for the New York Yankees” within five years. He may be on his way to Scranton in the meantime, but Yankees fans surely have not seen the last of Clarke Schmidt.