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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/26/17

Yesterday’s game rescheduled to doubleheader in July; Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush win Marlins’ bid; Cashman grateful Martinez helped Severino; Whether or not to buy into red-hot Yankees

Division Series - Cleveland Indians v Boston Red Sox - Game Three Photo by Elsa/Getty Images | Bryan Hoch: Yesterday’s game against the Red Sox was postponed because of rain. The teams announced that it will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on July 16th. The weather was so bad, Joe Girardi didn’t even bother making a lineup card. Girardi said that the Yankees will remain on rotation, so Luis Severino, who was scheduled to face Rick Porcello, will pitch tonight as long as the rain lets up.

Fox Sports | Ken Rosenthal: Derek Jeter and Jeb! Bush won their bid to purchase the Miami Marlins. Plea2e clap. But why would Jeter be interested in the Marlins, considering all their problems? Well he’s always wanted to be an owner, he (and his one known partner) lives in Florida, and no other team was for sale, so why wait? The purchase still needs the approval of all MLB teams and it remains to be seen if Jeets! has the agreed upon $1.3 billion, but news like this likely wouldn’t break if the chances weren’t good. Jeter taking over the Marlins would have its share of benefits as well. | Joe Giglio: Brian Cashman says Pedro Martinez “owed” the Yankees. After years of watching Martinez damage the Yankees, he’s finally done something to benefit the team. It’s known Martinez worked with Luis Severino this offseason and the early results look good. Cashman says if Martinez working with him is the reason for the improved Severino, then they’re “grateful.” Even though he knows that Martinez didn’t do it to help the Yankees, but one of his countrymen.

ESPN: Andrew Marchand, Sam Miller, and David Schoenfield get together to weigh in on the Yankees’ hot start. They discuss whether or not to buy into Aaron Judge being a stud, if the offense/lineup can keep it going, if CC Sabathia is here to stay, the rotation in general, and just the team overall. Spoiler: overall it’s looking pretty good for the Bombers. They might surprise more than a few people this season.