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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/15/16

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Yankees get bullpen depth; Dwight Gooden's no-hitter's anniversary; A-Rod on Twitter; Yankees' bullpen formula; Why Gary Sanchez was demoted

A-Rod has Jedi powers, do I as well?
A-Rod has Jedi powers, do I as well?
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NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees made a trade yesterday where they acquired RHP J.R. Graham from the Twins in exchange for cash considerations. The Yankees needed to fill their J.R. void somehow, so this trade only made sense.

NY Daily News | John Giannone: Today is the 20th anniversary of Dwight Gooden's no hitter against the Mariners. Here's the original Daily News post from then.

Alex Rodriguez hasn't forgotten about his fans. He took the time to answer questions on Twitter before Friday night's game against the White Sox.

New York Times | Seth Berkman: The Yankees have a bullpen formula that is likely the envy of 29 other Major League Baseball teams. On Saturday, however, the plan worked perfectly after Ivan Nova started the game and they turned it over to the three-headed monster that is Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller, and Aroldis Chapman.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Gary Sanchez was finally called up to the Bronx. And just as quickly, he was sent back down. Unfortunately, due to the Yankees' pitching woes, his stay was shorter than expected.

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