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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/16/21

Torres takes position move in stride; Yankees and Mets smooth things over after Sunday’s incident; Cortes finds success despite not fitting modern pitching mold; Yankees hoping for Germán to return in bullpen

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Associated Press: Gleyber Torres has been moved over to second base in recent games after really struggling at shortstop this season, but he’s taking the decision in stride. Torres has admitted that he’s had a bad season at short, and is more than willing to move to help the team.

SNY | Andy Martino: Sunday’s series finale against the Mets got notably chippy after moments during Francisco Lindor and Giancarlo Stanton’s home run trots, leading to the benches clearing. The Mets believed that the Yankees were whistling during Taijuan Walker’s outing on Saturday, during which he was said to be tipping pitches. Apparently, members of each team have reached out to each other to cool tensions after Sunday’s game. The Yankees claim that the whistling came from Wandy Peralta, who was just goofing around rather than relaying signs, and apparently at least some members of the Mets agree that was likely the case.

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Néstor Cortes Jr. has been an unexpected bright spot for the Yankees this season. He’s also done it despite not being a typical modern pitcher. He’s not blowing 98-mph fastballs past batters and doesn’t have overwhelming “stuff.” He just gets outs.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Despite having been out since July 31st, the Yankees are still hoping Domingo Germán can give the Yankees valuable innings down the stretch. After missing so much time, he’s unlikely to be able to get stretched out for a starter’s role, but they’re planning on him pitching out of the bullpen sometime soon. Germán threw two scoreless innings in a rehab game in Triple-A on Tuesday.