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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/5/17

Eovaldi wanted to return; Yanks unveil new amenities & food at YSIII; Torres to rotate positions; Holliday’s unusual double

MLB: Spring Training-Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: When the Yankees cut Nathan Eovaldi in the offseason, many thought that they would actually end up bringing him back for his rehab following Tommy John surgery. Eovaldi himself said he intended to be back and wanted to return to the team, and though the Yankees did seem interested in bringing him back, they just couldn’t agree on the terms. Eovaldi also provided an update on his rehab saying he hasn’t had a single setback and is aiming to throw 20-30 innings in the minors this year.

Newsday | Ryan Gerbosi: While overall as an organization, the Yankees still have a long way to go to get with the times, they do seem to be getting a start. While baseball should be enough to draw fans to stadiums to watch games, unfortunately it’s not so teams look for non-traditional ways to draw fans to the games, and shockingly even the Yankees are willing to give this a shot. Yesterday the team unveiled new amenities and food options that are available at the stadium this year.

New York Post | Dan Martin: In 2015 when he was still with the Cubs, Starlin Castro was told to move to second base to accommodate Addison Russell. Castro, who had only played short, said he “didn’t feel good” with the transition. Hoping to avoid the same with Gleyber Torres, the Yankees have set forth a rotation plan for their top prospect to be more versatile. Double-A Trenton manager Bobby Mitchell said Torres would be on an eight-day rotation with three games at short, two at third and two at second before an off day.

Cut4 | Andrew Mearns: Tropicana Field is, uh, bad. Because of it’s terribleness, it’s always a good environment for some bizarre plays. Unlike the last few years when it felt like everything would break against the Yankees, this time the Yankees were on the beneficial side of the Trop’s weirdness. In the third inning of yesterday’s game, Matt Holliday popped a ball up so high that left fielder Peter Bourjos lost it in the roof and eventually dropped for a RBI double scoring Gardner.

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Oh, how I’ve missed these.