New York Post | Dan Martin: After months of setbacks and bad news, Dellin Betances and Luis Severino could finally finally turn to the returns. Both are scheduled to start launching programs this week. That, of course, does not prevent further setbacks from occurring in the coming weeks, and Aaron Boone would not consider the deadlines for them. Still, this is the best news we've heard about Betances and Severino in a while.
NJ.com | Randy Miller: Boone joined Aaron Hicks, Gary Sanchez and Edwin Encarnación yesterday, in just the third game since the All-Star break. The manager offered explanations for the triple absences, which left the lineup a little weak in the rubber match with the Blue Jays. Encarnacion was a bit sore after being hit by a pitch this weekend, and both Hicks and Sanchez in general could just rest a bit, towards the start of a 17-game period in 17 days.
Fangraphs | Jake Mailhot: James Paxton has been mostly effective during his time with the Yankees, but he has not fully met the expectations that were established when he arrived from Seattle. Mailhot delves into Paxton's campaign in 2019 and details some of the most precise changes the Paxton game has undergone since last year, including an increase in the use of blades and a slight erosion of the control.
NJ.com | Randy Miller: Miller spoke with Marcus Stroman, the subject of many commercial rumors, after the beginning of the latter in the Bronx. Stroman minimized the extent to which its start this weekend was an audition. He was sitting on a higher ball than normal when he faced the Yankees, but Stroman attributed the extra speed to the fact that he gains speed throughout the year, not because he tried to impress the Yankees' main office. In any case, it's good to know that one of New York's main business objectives is to feel physically strong.