New York Yankees news, 5/8/20: Baseball could be returning soon, Kyle Higashioka, more

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 05: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on June 5, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

New York Post | George A. King III: New York Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka is fighting to prove his worth after Brian Cashman brought in several depth pieces to compete for the backup spot. Higgy is a solid defensive catcher but hasn’t seen the offensive production Austin Roine enjoyed in 2019. Kyle hit .214 with three homers and 26 strikeouts last season, but his minimal sample size shouldn’t be taken with too much disdain. Despite his offensive woes, Higashioka is very efficient behind the plate and can hold it down if Gary Sanchez picks up an injury.

NJ | Mike Rosenstein: Well, Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez’s dream to buy the Mets has come to a halt, and maybe it was never a dream after-all. What could very well have been a publicity stunt or another run-in with the Wilpons, J-Rod have elected to hold onto their cash, which is likely the smart choice from a financial point, especially with the league in peril after the coronavirus forced the suspension of operations.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Yankees president Randy Levine believes that patriotism from the players could be the key to jump-starting the MLB season. However, wanting something to happen is often-time, not how it actually goes down. I want to go on vacation, but a deadly virus is stopping me from leaving my house, let alone making it the airport and enjoying a Bali-bound vacay. Nonetheless, reports have indicated the league could be starting up again in the coming weeks. Let’s hope!