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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/27/17

Castro mentoring Torres; Derek Jeter Night is an example of Yankees’ greed; Wade inspired by Jeter’s jump throw; Betances focusing on season

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New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Starlin Castro has heard the rumors and knows Gleyber Torres is coming. But Castro is paying it forward. Similar to how Alfonso Soriano mentored him in the Cubs’ system, Castro is mentoring Torres. Before and after games, the two can often be found together. Hopefully Castro doesn’t pass off his “swing at everything in the dirt” methodology of baseball.

New York Post | Phil Mushnick: This coming May, the Yankees are planning on officially retiring Jeter’s number. This is being dubbed by some as Derek Jeter Night, but might as well be called Shameless Greed Night. That May 14th night, one thing will be proven once more. The Yankees will be out to suck every nickel out of fans’ pockets that they can, but also that the fans will give them those nickels.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Almost every baseball player who has joined the league since 2010 has a story about how Derek Jeter inspired them in one way or another. Now add Tyler Wade to the list. At the age of 12 Wade got an opportunity to go to Cooperstown for a baseball tournament at the age of 12 and included with that was a visit to Yankee Stadium II. There he got to see Jeter working on his jump throw and Wade said to his dad, “Hey, I want to be like this guy.”

CBS: Tony Clark, MLBPA chief, says that the page has been turned on the team’s spat with Dellin Betances. Clark says that Betances is focused on the season, as is the Players’ Association. Though Clark says he hasn’t spoken to Randy Latrine Levine about the matter, even though he was at Yankees’ camp to talk with the players as part of his spring tour of camps in Florida and Arizona.