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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/6/21

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Loáisiga hits the IL; Yankees still have faith in Chapman; Severino hoping to return this season; Girardi reflects on Jeter’s career ahead of Hall of Fame induction.

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ESPN: In case you missed it, Jonathan Loáisiga was placed on the injured list yesterday with a strained rotator cuff. In addition to the bad news of a good pitcher missing time, it’s also a blow for a bullpen that has been used a ton recently and is in the middle of a 20 games in 20 days stretch.

Yahoo Sports | Ryan Morik: Speaking of the bullpen, Aroldis Chapman has been part of the problem with his struggles, including taking the loss in Saturday’s game. Despite that, Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone hasn’t lost all faith in him just yet.

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Despite the setbacks he’s suffered as he’s tried to come back from Tommy John surgery, Luis Severino is still looked to return in 2021. He threw off flat ground on Sunday, as he looks to get back after suffering a setback and briefly getting shut down last month. The right-hander acknowledged it will be difficult to get fully up to speed at this point, but does hope to play some sort of role by season’s end.

Philadelphia Inquirer | Scott Lauber: Derek Jeter is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this week, and here is some reflection about his career from his former teammate and manager Joe Girardi. Girardi had one of the best seats in the house for large parts of Jeter’s career and unsurprisingly has some nice words to say about him.