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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/12/13

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Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • New York Daily News | Teri Thompson: Alex Rodriguez approached ex-BALCO kingpin Victor Conte in 2012 about legal products he could take to give him an edge.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: The Yankees called up Dellin Betances because Joe Girardi felt like the bullpen was being overworked and they needed someone who could help fill in.
  • CBS Sports | Matt Snyder: The Yankees won the Eye On Baseball Heavyweight Championship against the Detroit Tigers yesterday.
  • SB Nation | Connor Moylan: Not only did Mariano Rivera blow three straight saves for the first time in his career, but Miguel Cabrera became the first hitter to hit a home run off him in consecutive at-bats. That's how good he's been.
  • An A-Blog For A-Rod | Brad Vietrogoski: Alex Rodriguez looked good against the White Sox when he was faced three lefty starters, but he struggled when he faced the right-handed Rick Porcello.
  • The Boston Globe: Nick Cafardo: The Yankees might be the best fit for Alexei Ramirez because Derek Jeter is going to need more DH time and the their weak farm system hasn't produced anything at shortstop.

Quick Hits

  • Kevin Youkilis still hopes to make it back this season, but his injury will take 12 weeks of recovery and he hasn't even started swinging yet after seven.
  • The many faces of Alex Rodriguez over the years.
  • Vernon Wells was taking ground balls at second base.
  • David Herndon has been promoted to Triple-A as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.

Questions of the Day

  • Now that Dellin Betances has been called up, how do you want him to be used?
  • Who will be the most impressive September call up?
  • How would you rank all the New York sports teams?
  • What is your favorite decade from the 20th century?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 8/11/13 @ 9 am
  • Cody Ross' injury reminds me why I'm glad the Yankees have Robinson Cano @ 10 am
  • Not such a perfect ending @ 11 am
  • The officially unofficial 2013 Yankees drinking game @ 2 pm
  • New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 pm (6:30 pm game thread)