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Tuesday’s HOPE Week Honoree: Runway Heroes

(Aroldis Chapman leads a girl down the runway – Photo courtesy of the New York Yankees – All rights reserved)

At Tuesday’s HOPE Week event, Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and players Aroldis Chapman, Didi Gregorius, Masahiro Tanaka, Luis Severino, Domingo Germán and Kendrys Morales joined the founder of Runway Heroes, Rachel Goldman, at the iconic Kleinfeld bridal store in Manhattan where they surprised children with cancer and their families for a fashion show.

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Wednesday’s HOPE Week Honoree: The Great Olmedini

(The Great Olmedini working his magic – Photo by Jason Schott)

On Wednesday morning, Yankees pitchers James Paxton, Tommy Kahnle, Chad Green, Luis Cessa, Nestor Cortes Jr. and David Hale surprised HOPE Week honoree The Great Olmedini at his East Harlem apartment, then helped him perform magic tricks for NYC subway passengers on a 4-train bound for Yankee Stadium.

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Boone “Excited about the possibilities” Of Lineup With Encarnacion

(Edwin Encarnacion meeting the media on Monday – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Yankees made a big move over the weekend, as they acquired first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.

Encarnación, 36, is the American League leader in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored, 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season.

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Bronx Bombers Add Another Bat In Encarnacion

The Yankees have acquired 1B/DH Edwin Encarnación from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Juan Then and cash considerations.

Encarnación, 36, leads the American League in home runs with 21, which is also fourth in the Majors; 49 RBI, tied for third, and 48 runs scored (tied for fourth). He has a solid slash line of .241/.356/.531 (58-for-241) with 48 runs scored , 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65 games with Seattle this season. On June 9 vs.  the Los Angeles Angels, he became the 56th player in Major League history to reach the 400 home run plateau.

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Yankees Celebrating 10th Anniversary Of HOPE Week, Which Starts Monday

(Last year, Yankees players Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Dellin Betances took part in a kickball game across from Yankees Stadium in honor of the anti-bullying organization No Bully (nobully.org) – Photo by Jason Schott) 

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Yankees HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) initiative, which is rooted in the belief that acts of goodwill provide hope and encouragement to more than just the recipient of the gesture.

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Yankees’ Sanchez & Voit Among Leaders In American League All-Star Vote

(Gary Sanchez)

Two-time American League Most Valuable Player and seven-time All-Star Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels leads all AL players in the first balloting update for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game.

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and first baseman Luke Voit are the leading vote-getters at their positions, which would give the Bronx Bombers two starters.

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