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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/18/20

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Miguel Andujar’s agent is upset with the Yankees; Aaron Judge admits he misjudged calf injury; DJ LeMahieu is utilizing the opposite field; Bombers set franchise record for home runs in an inning

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The Athletic | Lindsey Adler (subscription required): Miguel Andújar’s up and down season between the Yankees and their alternate site isn’t sitting well with his agent. “Miguel is the first one sent down and never the first one brought back up,” said Ulises Cabrera, Andujar’s agent. Andújar is hitting .355 with a .975 OPS since Sept. 4, but was still sent down.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Aaron Judge missed a little over two weeks with a calf injury back in August. He returned from the injured list for one game, then made his way back to the IL. As we all suspected, he rushed back to the field before fully healing. “I didn’t realize how much you use your calf in daily life and baseball and how explosive it is and how much weight bearing it is,” Judge said. “So, if it’s anything, it’s on me to try to push it and get back as close as I can. I felt good but it just didn’t respond the way it needed to in the game.”

FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: DJ LeMahieu has been everything and more for the New York Yankees since putting on the pinstripes. He gets on base, he hits home runs, and he has a strong glove in the field. There’s not much he does wrong, if anything. LeMahieu has been utilizing the opposite field a ton, which pays dividends in Yankee Stadium.

Sports Illustrated | Max Goodman: The Yankees hit five home runs in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night, which set a new franchise record, and tied a major league record for the most homers in a single inning. Brett Gardner, DJ LeMahieu, and Luke Voit went back-to-back-to-back, then a few batters later, Giancarlo Stanton went yard and then Gleyber Torres joined the party. The Bronx Bombers are back!