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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/25/16

Refsnyder could play third; hoping for a Headley rebound; Teixeira wants to play until 40; Chapman's possible suspension not until Opening Day; Yankees offered Uribe a minor league deal.

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LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: The Yankees are in a precarious position with Rob Refsnyder; they have Starlin Castro locked in at second base, but they still want to give Refsnyder playing opportunities. That means Refsnyder could play some third base or the outfield this spring, but that's yet to be determined.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Yankees are expecting a rebound year from Chase Headley, and there's no backup for him if things go terribly wrong. They could sign a free agent like David Freese, trade for a player without a clear role (Wilmer Flores or Cody Asche, for example), or they could try to convert Rob Refsnyder to third base. Let's just hope that Headley is good.

CBS New York: Not only is Mark Teixeira touting that he's in the best shape of his life like he does every year, he's now claiming he could play until 40. Play a full season and then we can talk.

New York Times | Billy Witz: If Aroldis Chapman is suspended, it likely won't go into effect until Opening Day. This means that he will take full part in the preseason, and it means he could be playing games will he appeals any suspension. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees reportedly offered Juan Uribe a minor league contract as a possible third base backup, but he obviously declined for a $5 million major league deal with the Indians. It's disappointing they couldn't beat that small amount, but at least they're actively trying to find a backup at third.