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Around the Empire - Yankees news 7/10/15

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New York Post | Howie Kussoy: Cole Figueroa had a long night with the RailRiders before finding out he'd be playing in the Bronx Thursday afternoon. He became the first Yankee since Johnny Damon to debut for the team with multiple extra-base hits in his first game.

New York Daily News | Bill Madden: Brett Gardner being named to the All-Star team puts him in some exclusive company, being only the fifth position player drafted by the Yankees to represent the team at the All-Star Game.

New York Daily News | Mack Burke: Chase Headley, who missed time with a calf injury against the Athletics, hopes to return to the lineup against the Red Sox at Fenway Park this weekend. The Red Sox have been playing better as of late, making the series an important one heading into the All-Star break. | Charles Curtis: Ben Affleck, noted Red Sox fan, halted the production of the movie Gone Girl for four days because he refused to wear a Yankees hat that the director requested. Eventually the Yankees hat was replaced with a Mets hat.