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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/27/18

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Greg Bird to miss 6-8 weeks; Tyler Austin makes team, Neil Walker can cover 1B; a look at the Yankees’ farm system; Aaron and Laura Boone’s trip to Haiti and how it changed their lives; a look at new Yankee Stadium food items; Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee

MLB: Spring Training-New York Yankees at Pittsburgh Pirates
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports | Aimee Sachs: Spring training is finally over. The next time we see the Yankees play baseball, it will be Opening Day. Sadly, we will not be seeing Greg Bird as the starting first baseman. As reported yesterday, he will have to undergo surgery on his accursed right foot due to a small broken spur. Bird will need 6-8 weeks to recover. It is the second time Bird has missed the start of the season due to his right foot. Sigh. Get well soon, Greg. | Bryan Hoch: So what now? Lemme tell you what now. The Yankees, thankfully, will not be relying on Chris Carter to cover first during Bird’s absence. Tyler Austin was informed that he made the team, so he will get some playing time at the position. As Ryan Pavich wrote about on Sunday, the Neil Walker signing is already proving to be quite worth it. Walker can cover at first and thankfully. Wade can cover at second. Or Tyler Austin can play first and Tyler Wade can play second, creating a right side of young Tylers the likes of which has never been seen. Tyler Norton, your thoughts?

Fangraphs | Kiley McDaniel: Do you like Yankee prospects? Of course you do. Fangraphs took a look at the Yankees’ system and let’s just say, it’s impressive. Okay, let’s say more. It’s pretty dang diddily dynamite and dangerous. The Yankees have one of the deepest farms in the game. This is a team that can win now and win in the future. This is just to pump you up. Click the link to find out way more details.

New York Daily News | Christian Red: We all remember Aaron Boone’s 2003 Game 7 ALCS Red Sox defeating heroic dong. Now he’s the Yankee manager. This link has nothing to do with that. Instead, it focuses on the Boones and a trip to Haiti that changed their lives. No more words from me on this. You should read this.

Newsday: Are you planning a trip to Yankee Stadium to see the New York Yankees play? Well then, there’s a video behind this link that will show you some of the newest food items available.


In case you needed a reminder that Giancarlo Stanton is a Yankee.