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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/16/18

Tigers doubleheader postponed to June 4th; Rain in forecast tonight, updates on Drury & Frazier; Cessa, Robinson sent to Triple-A; Torres unlikely to be called up this week

Doctor Who Rain Still | Jason Beck: Both Saturday and Sunday’s games this past weekend were postponed due to some terrible definitely-foreseen weather. The games will now be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on June 4th. That day was originally supposed to be an off day between series in Baltimore and Toronto. The Yankees will now get a chance to reset their rotation and send Luis Severino to the mound today against the Marlins followed by Masahiro Tanaka tomorrow.

New York Post | George A. King III: Hope you have backup plans tonight, because there’s rain in the forecast for tonight’s game as well. Though too many days off could cause some rust for the pitchers, considering the workload of the bullpen, it’s not a concern right now. Additionally, Brandon Drury will be at the stadium today and take batting practice, Clint Frazier is getting close to playing in games, and Jacoby Ellsbury is going to start “baseball activities” in Tampa...until he stops. | Matt Kelly: The good part about the Yankees getting the weekend off is that we don’t have to suffer through a Luis Cessa start. The Yankees now get to reset their rotation and CC Sabathia will come off the disabled list and take his spot as the third man in the rotation on Thursday. As a result, the Yankees optioned Cessa down to Triple-A just to make sure he doesn’t accidentally get any playing time. They also outrighted Shane Robinson to Triple-A after he cleared waivers.

Hardball Talk | Bill Baer: Gleyber Torres has been tearing it up in the minors recently, prompting some to wonder if he might be called up anytime soon. Any rust he showed during spring training seems to have worn off and now he’s back to doing Gleyber Torres things. Aaron Boone was asked if there was a possibility of Torres being called up this week after they officially secure an extra year of control for Torres. Boone responded, “Possible? Yes. Likely? Not necessarily.”

So to sum up:

Doctor Who Rain Delay

(Yes, he changed from a batting helmet to a cap from still image to gif for some reason)