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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/12/18

Montgomery’s rough outing; Jeter gets RE2PECT; Judge’s first spring HR; Boone explains bullpen gaffe

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Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports | Steve Dorsey: In his first start after officially being named the Yankees’ fifth starter, Jordan Montgomery did not show why he was given the job. Fortunately, outside of yesterday’s outing, he’d been solid all spring so this can probably just be chalked up to a bad outing. Aaron Boone said that Montgomery just needs to work on his command and he’ll be fine.

New York Daily News | Peter Botte: The Yankees faced the Derek Jeter-owned Marlins for the first time yesterday. It was a home game for the Marlins, but there were quite a few Yankee fans in attendance and they showed Jeter the RE2PECT and love that they’ve always showed him. Though it’s hard to tell if they were showing him RE2PECT because of his status as a Yankee legend or because they wanted to thank him for basically gifting Giancarlo Stanton to the Yankees. Either way: yeah, Jeets! | Steve Dorsey: ALL RISE! A day after Giancarlo Stanton, who is now a Yankee, hit his first spring home run, Aaron Judge followed suit yesterday with his first monster dong of the spring. Unfortunately, yesterday’s game wasn’t televised but at least there’s video of his blast in this link. Judge said he’s still just working on getting ready for Opening Day and that he’s still tinkering with his swing.

CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: On Saturday against the Mets, Aaron Boone showed his managerial inexperience a little bit when they failed to call the bullpen to have Adam Warren warm up. Dellin Betances finished the fourth and had already headed to the locker room, but had to rush back in and face a batter so Warren could get ready. Boone explained that it was just a simple case of miscommunication. At the time, Boone was being interviewed on-air by the YES booth, and he said he doesn’t anticipate something like that happening in a real game.