Hungry call-ups from minors bring some life to Yankees

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The Yankees’ Estevan Florial is greeted in the dugout after his solo home run against the Phillies during the eighth inning of an MLB game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

With the trade deadline fast approaching, Brian Cashman already has acquired the one thing his Yankees so desperately needed.

A pulse.

Didn’t even need to dial up a rival GM, either. All Cashman had to do was execute a series of moves he never intended to rely on. And the reason we know that is because Cashman told us himself.

Back on June 29, as the Yankees cratered, Cashman held his second on-field media briefing of that week, and was asked if there was anyone worth tapping at the minor-league level to help revive the lifeless bunch in the Bronx.

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