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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/29/18

Aaron Boone is already impressed with Gleyber Torres; Sir Didi Gregorius is the best; Yankees may not see Ohtani again tonight; Yankees have a decision to make regarding Andujar and Drury

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Right back at you, Gleyber
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports | Bryan Hoch: Do you know who’s good? Gleyber Torres is good. Hence the Mearns created hashtag #GleyberGood. Aaron Boone thinks Gleyber is indeed good, and he’s not just talking about his bat. Boone compared Torres’ defense to that of Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs. Boone discusses Torres’ confidence and comfort on defense. It’s clear to see that Gleyber Torres seems to be settling in quite well.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: There are some out there who do not believe that Didi Gregorius is one of the best shortstops in the majors. Those people are wrong and should feel bad about there dishonorable wrongicity. As it turns out, Sir Didi is one of the best hitters in the league right now. He is batting cleanup in a lineup that consists of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Gary Sanchez, and Ronald Torreyes. That, in itself, is pretty incredible. It also helps that his defense is solid and his emoji use is second to none. Read this piece to see his evolution, and be sure to call him sir.

Newsday | Erik Boland: In yesterday’s link dump, I mentioned that Masahiro Tanaka was looking forward to facing Shohei Ohtani as the DH. Unfortunately, that was not to be in yesterday’s game. It’s unclear whether or not going they will see Ohtani tonight, as he is day-to-day. Aaron Boone hates to see any player get injured, but after his dinger against Luis Severino, he’s not too anxious to face him again. Ohtani’s next scheduled start is on Tuesday, so Mike Scioscia may want to save him for that. The Yankees will be facing the Astros then, so it’s not their concern. | Pete Caldera: Doubles machine Miguel Andujar actually hit a single yesterday. In hindsight, I could have led off today’s dump with that. It seems inconceivable. Andujar is doing everything asked of him and more. Then, he does even more. What I’m trying to say is that he really needs to stay on the roster, yet there’s a chance he could be sent down once Brandon Drury is healthy. Now I’m not saying we should riot, but I’m not not saying that either. Either way, the Yankees have a decision to make very soon. It’s going to be interesting, to say the least. To say the most, do NOT send down Andujar.

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