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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 7/24/13

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Streeter Lecka

Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • Sports Illustrated | Michael McCann: Exploring the legal implications of Ryan Braun's suspension on Alex Rodriguez and what he might be facing.
  • CBS New York: MLB is expected to announce the suspension of Alex Rodriguez is two to three weeks.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: Ryan Braun has given credibility to Anthony Bosch and now Alex Rodriguez could be facing an even worse punishment.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: Andy Pettitte doesn't have to deal with his connection to PEDs because he admitted to it when he was first caught.
  • It's About the Money | Michael Eder: Right-handed relievers are very valuable right now, so it could make sense to trade Dellin Betances now that he has built up his trade value.
  • CBS Sports | Jon Heyman: The Yankees trading for Alfonso Soriano makes too much sense not to happen.

Quick Hits


  • Luis Cruz will be placed on the disabled list with an MCL injury.
  • Joel De La Cruz is a Yankees prospect that has been named in a potential Alfonso Soriano deal.
  • Melky Mesa was the 46th player the Yankees have used this season, which is one more than they used all last year.
  • Alex Rodriguez has no plea agreement with MLB.
  • Derek Jeter doesn't watch Cubs games.
  • Curtis Granderson and Jayson Nix participated in simulated at-bats.
  • Michael Pineda was pulled from his start after three innings because of "Innings Management."
  • Derek Jeter ran sprints in the outfield, felt no pain, and is still hopeful to return on Saturday.
  • After three seasons in Double-A Trenton, Jose Pirela has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton.

Questions of the Day

  • Who is the worst closer in baseball?
  • Who is the last player you want the Yankees to trade for?
  • What is the name of a website that you refuse to go to?
  • What color are your shoes?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 7/23/13: Mason Williams falls homer short of the cycle in win @ 9 am
  • Yankees' best starting pitchers: top 10 @ 3 pm
  • New York Yankees @ Texas Rangers at 8:05 pm (Game Thread at 7:30 pm)