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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/23/17

Aaron Judge is not just a one-tool player; Aaron Judge impressed Dave Winfield by destroying a baseball; Austin Romine and Ronald Torreyes have been great while filling in; Gary Sanchez continues throwing the ball with no pain

MLB: New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates
Judge & Toe are at it again
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Around the Empire

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Court is now in session. It’s hard to imagine a better start to the season than the one Aaron Judge is having. Yes yes, we’re all impressed by his incredible, stupendous, ridiculous, awesome, monumental, UN-LIMIT-ED POWAHHHH and such, but he has other really good tools as well. He’s been showing that he’s no slouch in the outfield. He has a pretty strong throwing arm. He’s not just hitting dingers, but also solid singles and doubles. Oh, but he’s hitting dingers. Massive, glorious, downright pornographic dingers. You may now be seated.

Cut4 | Andrew Mearns & Bob Cohn: MEARNS!!! Now that we have that cleared up, back to Judge’s dinger yesterday. It was powerful. One could tell it was gone just by the sound alone. Former powerful Yankee outfielder Dave Winfield even commented on it on the Twitter.

Hearing that Dave Winfield talked about his home run left Judge speechless for a bit. Fantastic. These are fun fun times.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Chris Carter crushed a ball into the bullpen to give the Yankees a 3-run lead. Austin Romine and Ronald Torreyes were on base when he crushed it. One of the reasons the Yankees are having such a great April is because their backup players are filling in quite nicely for the injured Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius. For the first time in a long time, it seems like the bench is an actual strength of the team. Yay depth!

Newsday | Erik Boland: Speaking of the one who would like to be known as Gary, Gary Sanchez is progressing according to plan. He has thrown the ball both 60ft and 90ft and he has felt no pain while doing so. Girardi believes that it shouldn’t be too much longer before he’s able to take some batting practice. They still are not rushing him. Thus far, Romine has not given them any reason to do so.