Around the Empire
Newsday | Greg Logan: Luis Severino is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with the Tampa Yankees on Sunday. With the pitching staff hitting a groove, there have been questions about what the Yankees would do once Severino returns from his injury? Send him down to Triple-A? Put him back in the rotation and move Ivan Nova back to the bullpen? Joe Girardi indicated that a six-man rotation is not out of the question.
Wall Street Journal | Jared Diamond: After initially saying he would be activated for last night's game against the Blue Jays, the Yankees instead announced that Alex Rodriguez would have a rehab stint with Double-A Trenton. With the announcement this morning, the staff at Arm & Hammer Park had to scramble to prepare for the influx of fans who would come to see A-Rod.
SBNation | Grant Brisbee: For the majority of the season the Yankees had performed quite poorly. However, a turnaround in May combined with a five-game win streak breathed some life into a team that was fading fast. But could they really be contenders or should they consider rebuilding? Whatever one believes, there's no denying the Yankees are facing an interesting dilemma.
MLB Trade Rumors | Jeff Todd: The Yankees claimed Layne Somsen off waivers from the Reds yesterday. He had a rough couple appearances for Cincinnati, but showed some promise in his Triple-A outings. He likely just provides the team with Triple-A depth.
NJ.com | Ryan Hatch: June 12th, the Yankees will host their 70th annual Old Timer's Day. While it won't be as nice as last year's, some pretty great names are set to attend. While none of the "Core Four" will attend, former closer John Wetteland is set to make his Old Timer's Day debut. The full list of attendees is in the link.
- Which former Yankee are you most looking forward to seeing at Old Timer's Day?
- Should the Yankees go with a six-man rotation once Severino is ready and healthy?
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