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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 4/2/13

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Around the Internet

  • A-Rod's Rehab - | Bryan Hoch: Alex Rodriguez believes he is still in stage 1 of his rehab from injury, but he believes everything is going well.
  • Sleeper Picks - Minor League Ball | John Sickels: Yankees pitching prospect Daniel Camarena, a lefty drafted in the 20th round in 2011, could be a sleeper prospect for the 2013 season.
  • Staff Predictions - Yahoo! Sports: The Yahoo! writers made their season predictions and Mariano Rivera got two votes for Comeback Player of the Year and one for Saves Leader. Robinson Cano received one vote for HR Champ and Batting Champ, and the staff made their guesses for his future contract figures.
  • AL East 2013 - New York Daily News | Bill Madden: The American League East could see a substantial amount of turnover for the 2013 season, so you should expect the Yankees and Red Sox to finish towards the bottom.
  • Paying for Players - USA Today: In a breakdown of all the teams receiving money from other teams, the Yankees are receiving a net total of $1.4M because the money from the Angels in the Vernon Wells deal and from the Mariners for Ichiro Suzuki are greater than the money being paid to the Pirates to take on A.J. Burnett.

Quick Hits

  • Non-Story: Alex Rodriguez chose not to be announced on Opening Day, he wasn't left out.
  • Starter: Francisco Cervelli had no idea he was the Opening Day catcher until he arrived at the ballpark before the game.
  • Rehab: Phil Hughes will make a minor league rehab start with the RailRiders on Saturday.
  • Velocity: CC Sabathia says he is still building up strength and that his fastball velocity will improve.
  • Progress: Mark Teixeira only has to wear a brace while he works out now and will be reevaluated in 10 days before he can pick up a bat.
  • Ready: Yesterday was a throw day for David Phelps, so he will still be available to start against Detroit even after pitching 1.1 innings.
  • Powder: A.J. Burnett had an unfortunate encounter with a rosin bag.
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Questions of the Day

  • On a scale of 1 to 10 how confident are you in the Yankees this season?
  • Which currently active ex-Yankees do you think the team needs the most right now?
  • Are you good with directions or do you need a GPS?
  • Can you swim? Do you?

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