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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/11/18

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Yankee teammates discuss what they thought when they traded for Giancarlo Stanton; Chad Green ready to try out for the starting rotation; Adam Warren says the team is hungry for a champsionship; Brian Cashman discusses the market and INF competition

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Newsday | Erik Boland: Giancarlo Stanton is a New York Yankee. Neat, right? Do you remember how good it felt when the Yankees traded for Giancarlo Stanton? It felt just the same for his future teammates as well. Adam Warren, Chad Green, and Greg Bird describe their reactions to the trade when it went down. Click the link to find out what they said.

Newsday | Eric Boland: As mentioned yesterday, the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year deal. Unless the Yankees go out and sign one of the remaining free agent pitchers, they’re headed into spring training with what they’ve got. Chad Green could be another answer, as the Yankee reliever will be trying out for the starting rotation. It’s hard to think of Green outside the bullpen, but the Yankees are hopeful he can utilize his impressive K abilities to the rotation. We’ll see though.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: While Chad Green will be preparing to enter camp as a starter, Adam Warren will be going in as a reliever. That is a change for Warren, who was always groomed for a starter’s role before being traded to the Chicago Cubs for Starlin Castro. Warren earned a ring with the Cubs in 2016 and wanted to win one with the Yankees last year. He says that the team is hungry. That’s good.

New York Daily News | Christian Red: Yu Darvish signing with the Cubs should hopefully re-ignite the free agent market a little. Even if it does, it’s unclear just how involved Brian Cashman will be in signing someone. His biggest needs are a starting pitcher and another infielder, the latter of which could go to Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres, or another rookie. Read this to hear what Cashman has to say regarding the infielder competition and the free agent market.