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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/6/17

Clint Frazier did not ask for the Yankees to unretire Mickey Mantle’s number so he could wear it; Jeter interesting in buying the Marlins; former teammates not surprised by Jeter’s interest in the Marlins; Ronald Torreyes likes No. 74; A-Rod and J-Lo discussing marriage

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Around the Empire | Bryan Hoch: We’ll start the morning off with a fresh cup of “what the bunt is going on here?” news. After all, the best part of waking up is crazy in your cup. Suzyn Waldman went on WFAN earlier in the day and said she heard that young prospect outfielder Clint Frazier had asked if the Yankees’ un-retired numbers because he wanted to wear No. 7. You know, Mickey Mantle’s number. The number with “caché up the ying-yang!” Brian Cashman had to actually get involved and state that the report was absolutely not true. Clint Frazier was gracious about the mistake and accepted Waldman’s apology.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: You might remember from earlier in the year that Jeffrey Loria is looking to sell the Marlins. Loria being allowed to own a team in the first place is still a question for the ages. In any case, it looks like former Yankees’ SS and Player’s Tribune founder Derek Jeter is looking to place a bid for those Miami Marlins. Perhaps that sweet blogger coin that Jeter is earning will help him beat out Jeb Bush for the ownership. I hope Jeter wins so that he can run the Marlins his way!

New York Daily News | Peter Botte: Continuing with our most re2pectful story of the day, Derek Jeter has mentioned before how he’d like to own a team in his lifetime. It is no surprise that his former teammates are not surprised by Jeter’s unsurprising announcement. Girardi said that while Jeter would most likely have high expectations as an owner, he probably wouldn’t be as “out there” as The Boss was. That’s not a bad thing at all.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Ronald Torreyes is filling in for Sir Didi Gregorius at SS. Ronald Torreyes hit the Yankees’ first dinger of 2017. Ronald Torreyes gave his original number to Matt Holliday and Matt Holliday bought Ronald Torreyes a suit. Ronald Torreyes is doing well while wearing No. 74 and has no plans of giving it up anytime soon. That will be awesome when Ronald Torreyes’ number is retired in Monument Park.

New York Daily News | Kate Feldman: It’s clear that Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are the new power couple of the country. Okay, that’s not clear at all. A-Rod and J-Lo are both looking towards the future of their relationship and marriage is indeed being discussed. That’s really all there is to this story.