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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 7/18/13

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  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: Robinson Cano discusses the Yankees' first half, the injuries, and Mariano rivera.
  • The Post Game | David H. Katz: Michael Kay recently said that Alex Rodriguez is a distraction from the All-Star Game and has put the Yankees in a bad spot because of the ongoing Biogenesis scandal.
  • Grantland | Jonah Keri: The Yankees are the contender most likely to fall off in the second half if they can't replae the likes of Travis Hafner, Lyle Overbay, Jayson Nix, and Vernon Wells.
  • Yahoo! Sports | Jeff Passan: A behind the scenes look at Mariano Rivera's moment in the All-Star Game and how his teammates treated him.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: Curtis Granderson's injuries this season could benefit the Yankees next season because he might re-sign with them because his value is down as a free agent.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: Injury updates on Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, Francisco Cervelli, David Phelps, Jayson Nix, Ronnier Mustelier, Mark Montgomery, Vidal Nuno, and Brennan Boesch.
  • The Star-Ledger | Andy McCullough: Alex Rodriguez had a security detail with him for a Double-A rehab game made up of a ragtag group of people that included an ex-professional wrestler.
  • ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: See how everyone did in the Yankees' midseason report card.
  • Fox Sports | Ken Rosenthal: There are plenty of teams who could pursue Robinson Cano, but he'll likely be back with the Yankees.
  • Baseball Nation | Rob Neyer: Jim Leyland's perceived blunder of pitching Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning was not really that big of an issue for Mo, the game, and the fans.

Quick Hits

  • Former Yankees farmhand and top Padres prospect Matt Antonelli has retired from baseball.
  • Robinson Cano is day-to-day after getting his on the quad in the All-Star Game.

Questions of the Day

  • Is the All-Star break too long?
  • Do you think Mariano Rivera will change his mind about retiring?
  • If you could play one musical instrument, what would it be?
  • What color is the case on your phone?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 7/17/13: Peter O'Brien homers in Tampa loss @ 9 am
  • Yankees trade rumors: Chase Headley a target in search for bats; deal unlikely @ 10 am
  • Yankees second half splits @ 11 am
  • Mason Williams is turning his 2013 season around @ 12 pm
  • Who was the Yankees' first half MVP? @ 2 pm
  • Yankees Trade Chip: Dellin Betances @ 3 pm
  • Yankees Prospect Interview: Brett Gerritse @ 4 pm