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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/9/17

Gary Sanchez headed to 10-day DL with a strained right bicep; Brian Cashman not too worried about Bird and very worried about Kaprielian; Manny Machado thinks that he, Sanchez, and Harper on the same team would be a dream

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Around the Empire

Newsday | Erik Boland: Ahem...
So yeah, Gary Sanchez is injured. He came out of the game in the 5th inning and was diagnosed with a strained right bicep. You know, the one with his insanely accurate strong throwing arm. He has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. It is still unclear how long Sanchez will be out. We’ll find out more on Monday or Tuesday after he’s examined in NYC. Kyle Higashioka has been called up. I think I speak for most of Yankee fandom when I say F$%K EVERYTHING!

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Oh yeah, Greg Bird is also day-to-day right now due to an injured right foot. He was absent from the lineup yesterday and he is not scheduled to be in the lineup today. They are hoping it heals in time for Monday’s home opener. Brian Cashman is not all that concerned about him. His concern is on James Kaprielian, who is headed out west for a further evaluation on his elbow. That’s the same elbow that kept him out all of last year. That’s probably not good. Nothing is good right now.

New York Post | Kevin Kernan: Manny Machado is, how do you say, okay at baseball. Soon he will be a free agent and he has already spelled out a potential dream team of him, Gary Sanchez, and Bryce Harper all being on the same team together. That’d be nice. Honestly, I can’t think that far ahead yet. Yesterday was rough, folks.

...but you know, the 1998 Yankees also started out the season with a record of 1-4 and they went on to...

/attacked by rabid aardvards