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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/6/21

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Yankees and LeMahieu in “wait and see” mode; Should the Bombers take a flier on Kluber?; Double-A and Class A seasons will have their starts delayed.

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NJ.com | Randy Miller: The Yankees and DJ LeMahieu have hit the “wait and see” portion of their negotiation process. LeMahieu reportedly is seeking a five-year deal for about $110 million, while the Yankees are believed to be thinking more along the lines of four years and about $84 million. The Dodgers and Blue Jays are also reportedly “in” on the infielder.

NY Post | Joel Sherman: Corey Kluber may be one of the more forgotten players in this year’s free agent class due to his age and injury history in recent seasons. A solid Kluber would fit in ideally behind Cole as the Yankees desperately need starting pitchers. Should the Bombers target the former Cy Young winner?

CBS Sports | Katherine Acquavella: Major League Baseball has informed minor-league teams that the 2021 Double-A and Class A seasons will have their starts delayed. Players from Double-A and Class A will not report to spring training until after both MLB and Triple-A players have departed from camp. The reason for the delay is to help enforce COVID protocols and social distancing.