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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/6/20

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Deivi Garcia is expected to start one of the games against the Blue Jays; Giancarlo Stanton is getting closer to return to the Yankees; Gio Urshela will be OK after resting but will have to deal with some pain.

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Newsday | Erik Boland Although he was optioned to the Yankees’ alternate training site after giving up four runs in 4.2 innings on Friday in Baltimore, Deivi Garcia is expected to start the third game of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays next week. In two starts, the 21-year-old has a 3.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 12/2 K/BB ratio in 10.2 frames. By the look of things, it appears that he can lockup a permanent spot in the rotation if he continues to perform.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch The Yankees got Gleyber Torres back yesterday, and Aaron Judge has already started to perform baseball-related activities. In addition, outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who is out with a Grade-1 hamstring strain, ran the bases at half speed on Friday, per manager Aaron Boone. The skipper also noted that the slugger has been running at up to 80 percent and that he’s actually ahead of Judge health-wise. A mid-September return is plausible for Stanton.

NJ Advance Media | Brendan Kuty The Yankees had to put third baseman Gio Urshela on the injured list on Friday because of a bone spur in his right elbow. A doctor told Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media that the infielder should be able to play through the ailment - once he returns from the IL after some days off - but will have to deal with some pain. “The first thing that I would do is just rest the elbow,” Dr. Armin Tehrany, founder of Manhattan Orthopedic Care and an Honorary Surgeon for the New York Police Department, said. He also noted that the spur diagnosis means an overuse injury.