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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/7/16

Yankees will evaluate Mark Teixeira in three weeks to see if he needs surgery; Joe Girardi will talk to Chapman about him not backing up home plate; Aaron Judge has been struggling in AAA; a look into Dellin Betances' recent rough patch; Rob Refsnyder has a bit of a cult following, in addition to having his Twitter account hacked

Get better, Teixeira.
Get better, Teixeira.
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Around the Empire

ESPN | Roger Rubin: Mark Teixeira will not have surgery to repair the torn knee cartilage which placed him on the DL. At least for now he won't. The Yankees will wait and evaluate how Teixeira is doing in three weeks and see where they need to go from there. If he does require surgery, it would likely put an end to both his season and his career in pinstripes.

Newsday | David Lennon: Aroldis Chapman did not have an ideal day on Sunday. In that game against the Orioles, after giving up a go-ahead base hit, Chapman failed to back up home plate. Joe Girardi was not pleased with his lapse in judgement and has said that the matter will be addressed.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Aaron Judge is one of the Yankees' best young prospects. If everything goes well, he is most likely the player to replace Carlos Beltran in right field when his contract expires. However, Judge is not having the best season at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre thus far. He is still young though, so there is no reason to panic. Of course, that's probably a perfect reason to panic.

Lohud | Chad Jennings: Dellin Betances has been "struggling" a bit lately. Struggling might be too harsh a word, but needless to say he's been a bit off. He should probably try to get back to just striking everyone out.

Wall St. Journal | Jared Diamond: With Mark Teixeira's newest injury, Rob Refsnyder is finally getting his chance to show the Yankees and their fans what he can do. Taking over for Teixeira at first base, a position he has never played before, Refsnyder has provided a bit of a spark to the Yankees' tepid offense. Fans have been looking forward to this for a while, but why has he earned such a cult status?

New York Daily News | Mark Feinsand: In today's weird bit of news, current Yankees' first baseman Rob Refsnyder had his Twitter account hacked the other night. There was nothing really damaging done or said. It's just kind of odd really. Hilariously, Girardi was asked if it was he that hacked Refsnyder's account. Even though he says he didn't, it was probably Joe.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Finally, in a fantastic and hilarious bit of news, our old helmet losing buddy Eduardo Nunez is having a breakout season for the Twins. While some regression is expected, there's no reason why Nunez cannot make the All Star Game as the Twins' representative. This is absolutely a thing that needs to happen.

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