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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/14/18

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Aaron Hicks hits two home runs last night, including an inside-the-park; Gleyber Torres is very hot in Triple-A; Torreyes could be bridge until Torres is called up; injury updates for Brandon Drury and CC Sabathia

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MLB.com | James Schmehl: A-A-Ron is back. You’ve probably already read this in yesterday’s game recap, but we’re going to bring it up again. Aaron Hicks hit an inside-the-park home run. He also hit an outside-the-park home run as well. It’s up to you to judge which one is more exciting. I’m going with the former.

Honestly, his slide at the end is just perfect.

Cut4 | Jessica Kleinschmidt: Another interesting fact about A-A-Ron’s two homer night is that he did it once before on April 13th, 2017. Mind you, he didn’t hit an inside-the-parker, but two dingers are still two dingers. It’s clear that the Yankees need to play him on April 13th from now on. That’s just science.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Meanwhile, in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Gleyber Torres is doing well. You might have heard that Gleyber is good. Well, sources can indeed confirm his goodness. The Yankees’ top prospect currently has a slash line of .387/.412/.548 in Triple-A, including seven RBI in eight games. With Tyler Wade currently struggling, it’s very possible the Yankees will call him up soon. Probably not until after Wednesday though.

The New York Times | Billy Witz: The Yankees are definitely considering it though. Again, they insisted that they were not even considering service time if he did well in spring training. Obviously, he did not. The question is what to do until Gleyber is ready. As mentioned above, Wade has been struggling. He’s also been sick. The Yankees could use Ronald Torreyes more at second base, until Gleyber is ready. We shall see.

MLB.com | James Schmehl: Hey, is Brandon Drury alive? Turns out, he is! Yay! While we still do not have any official word on what’s wrong with him, or when he’ll be back, Drury is at least in better spirits. Perhaps he’s just looking forward to getting some answers. I know I would be. As for CC Sabathia, some good news. It looks like CC will be coming off the 10-day DL on Tuesday. Right on schedule.

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