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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/10/21

Zack Britton to go under the knife: Clint Frazier appears OK after scary moment; prospect Austin Wells has impressed Yankees’ brass; son of Yankees’ legend taking up life coaching.

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ESPN | Marly Rivera: In case you missed it, Zack Britton is set to undergo surgery to remove a bone chip in his left elbow. On Tuesday morning, news emerged that he was dealing with elbow soreness and underwent an MRI, which revealed the bone chips. The Yankees haven’t announced any sort of timeline, but it’s expected that he will miss the first couple months of the season.

New York Post | Dan Martin: There was briefly another injury scare when Clint Frazier slammed into the wall in Tuesday’s spring training game against the Tigers. He stayed in the game and was checked out after, and seems to be fine. Still, it’s a scary thing to happen for someone who has dealt with concussions and their after effects before. | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees’ first round pick in the 2019 MLB Draft, Austin Wells, has had a weird start to his professional career. He has not been able to play any professional games until this spring thanks to the cancellation of last year’s minor league season. Despite that, he’s impressed the team so far.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Son of Yankees’ legend and former pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre, Todd, is doing some coaching of his own these days, although his isn’t for on-the-field activity. Todd Stottlemyre, who himself was a major league pitcher, has become a life coach. The two-time champion with the Blue Jays overcame an immense amount of guilt over having been unable to help his brother, who passed away from leukemia at age 11, with a bone marrow transplant.