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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/13/21

Aaron Judge departs with dizziness; Clint Frazier won’t return in 2021; Andrew Velazquez optioned; Luis Severino to throw another bullpen session today

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NY Post | Greg Joyce: Aaron Judge left Sunday night’s beef-filled contest against the Mets with “dizziness,” according to the team. During his plate appearance in the first inning, Judge stepped out of the box and received eye drops from the training staff. “I didn’t want him to be in a position where he put himself in danger,” said manager Aaron Boone. “Hopefully it’s something that subsides here over the next little bit, and get him back in there tomorrow.” (Boone reiterated this after the game, saying that he’d spoken to Judge and he seemed OK.)

CBS Sports | Staff: Boone also confirmed that Clint Frazier will not return to the Yankees in 2021. Frazier, who had ongoing issues with vision issues and vertigo-like symptoms, was only able to play 66 games this year and played well-below average—which could be related to his ailments. He will try to bounce back next year, though, questions have been raised as though he may not be able to play again.

MLB Trade Rumors | Darragh McDonald: As seen during Sunday night’s game, the Yankees have recalled Clarke Schmidt. To make room for him on the roster, infielder Andrew Velazquez has been optioned to Triple-A. The Bronx kid made a name for himself with his New York backstory and had a few nice games for the team. In 26 games, Velazquez hit .234 with four stolen bases and a .621 OPS, and he may well be back up with the team before the end of the month; extra pitching arms on the roster are just at a premium right now.

CBS Sports | Staff: Luis Severino is scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Monday as he continues to work his way back from injury. He was working off the mound last week and will throw against hitters during his expected session today. Sevy most likely won’t be able to work himself back in time for the regular season, but may be available out of the bullpen if/when the Yankees are in the postseason. In other pitching news, Domingo Germán will reportedly begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday and could also be an option soon.