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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/2/19

Tulo suffers a setback in rehab game; How a freak concussion happened to a Yankees prospect; Frazier nearing game action; LeMahieu nearly back to lineup.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports | Randy Miller: Troy Tulowitzki’s Yankee career got derailed early, and it looks like there’s further delays on the horizon. He slapped a base hit to left in the first inning of yesterday’s game, then was promptly pinch-hit for after experiencing tightness in his calf. Safe to say, things aren’t going how Tulo or the Yankees hoped it would so far. | Brendan Kuty: Injuries have been the defining factor of this season so far, but we saw some strange ones last year too In particular, an odd concussion occurred to prospect Domingo Acevedo early last season that sidelined him for nearly two months. Acevedo was playing catch when a ball was short hopped to him, and on the bounce got Acevedo in the jaw. The ball wasn’t going fast, and Acevedo shrugged it off initially, but the blow caused significant vision problems and dizziness.

NY Post | George A. King III: Back to present day, all isn’t so grim on some of the other injury updates. Clint Frazier is eligible to return from the IL on Friday, and while he’s unlikely to return then he is scheduled to run tests during the off-day Thursday. If all goes well there, Frazier could see a rehab stint scheduled shortly. | Jesse Sanchez: DJ LeMahieu is also close to recovery, and he is even closer to returning to the lineup than Frazier is. Aaron Boone mentioned that LeMahieu, who is nursing some inflammation in his knee, was available off the bench in a pinch-hit situation as the Yankees toured the National League, though Boone didn’t want to turn to him unless he needed to.

NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert: CC Sabathia made history the other night by earning his 3000th career strikeout, and the sports world took notice. The Baseball Hall of Fame requested that Sabathia send them a jersey and a ball from the occasion, and Sabathia had to make frequent changes to his attire during the game to accommodate the memorabilia requests. He also got recognition from fellow legends John Smoltz and Randy Johnson, as well as basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.