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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/25/23

New Baby Bomber playing for his older brother with disabilities; bargain signings available in free agency; two new potential posting acquisitions from NPB, KBO

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Woo-Suk Go
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New York Daily News | Gary Phillips: Jace Avina was involved in the trade that sent Jake Bauers to the Milwaukee Brewers brought him to the Yankees organization. Along with him comes his 22-year-old brother, who was diagnosed with autism and is now the biggest Yankees fan you can find. Avina is an outfield prospect who ranks 30th in the Yankees system per MLB Pipelne, and his motivation to play professional baseball stems from his relationship with his brother. It’s a feel-good story everyone can get behind.

CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: MLB free agency is a big time. So many different contracts are handed out, and this year’s class is something special led by the likes of Shohei Ohtani and NPB free agent pitcher, Yoshinobu Yamamoto. But, with the big names and the big contracts come some smaller names that would be considered bargain deals for one reason or another. On this list are two right-handed players pitchers, a catcher, and an outfielder that may come of use to a team for relatively cheap.

MLB Trade Rumors | Anthony Franco: Yamamoto is the big name to come out of Japan this offseason. However, there’s another name that will be available out of the KBO that has drawn the attention of major league organizations, and that is Korean 5-foot-11 right-handed hurler, Woo-Suk Go. It’s not certain when he will be posted for MLB teams to approach, as the LG Twins (who own his rights) might choose to decline the offer if it’s too low.

Another international player who could be posted shortly is 29-year-old righty Naoyuki Uwasawa. The Athletic’s Eno Sarris has the skinny on him below: