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García a revelation; Judge and Stanton loom on the horizon; Frazier describes playing the outfield with concussion symptoms

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Newsday | Erik Boland: So, who saw a “Deivi García saves the season” narrative coming at the start of the summer? The 21-year-old has been nails in his three starts with the big-league team, allowing seven runs over 17.2 innings. The best part? He looks fearless on the mound. “No. No pressure,” García explained to Boland. “The reason behind it is I enjoy the competition. Tough game, tough opponent, that’s what I enjoy . . . I don’t see it as pressure, I see it more as my responsibility to go out there and give us a chance.”

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees can count on reinforcements to arrive this week. In addition to Jonathan Loáisiga and Gio Urshela, the Bombers expect Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge to return in the coming days. All of a sudden the Yankees will once again have the Death Star lineup at their disposal, but an upgraded version.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: Why upgraded? Because Clint Frazier will stick around. And how did Frazier make such an upgrade? Quite simply, he got healthy. The outfielder spoke to Miller about how the concussion symptoms he suffered since 2018 slowed down his defensive game. “I didn’t speak as much on how much the concussion stuff was bothering me out there,” he said. “I was having issues with my depth perception. I was having issues with not wanting to run into the wall and have it happen again. I felt symptoms at times last year still, but wanted to play and struggled with it.” The 26-year-old is hitting .280/.387/.516 with five home runs (146 wRC+) over 111 plate appearances.