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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/28/17

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Castro to the DL; Team charity under fire; Mateo promoted to Double-A; Torreyes has been great

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New York Times | Jeff Arnold: Starlin Castro has officially hit the 10-day disabled list with a grade one hamstring strain. Tyler Wade was called up to take his spot on the roster, though he did not start yesterday. Castro also said that he thinks he can be back in the minimum 10 days. Also first-round pick Clarke Schmidt is scheduled to start throwing in September as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

New York Times | Micah Hauser: Back in 2006 when the Yankees started building Yankee Stadium, they started a charity to give back to a community that was upset public parkland was being taken over. Now it seems as though the Yankees weren’t sending funds to the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium but rather distributing it among wealthier unaffected areas, to organizations with which the Yankees shared board members, and covering administrative costs.

MiLB.com | Michael Peng: The Yankees are dropping like flies. As a result, there’s a lot of shuffling happening throughout the organization. As part of a domino effect from Castro’s injury, Jorge Mateo has finally been promoted. After 203 games at High-A Tampa, Mateo finally goes to Double-A Trenton.

FanRag Sports | Gary Phillips: Ronald Torreyes may be small in stature, but he’s been huge for the Yankees. Whether it’s filling in for Didi Gregorius in the beginning of the season or filling in sparingly off the bench, Torreyes has provided great value to the Yankees. In his two years with the team, he’s proven that he belongs on a major league roster. Wiggle your big Toe.