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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/28/18

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Injury updates on Ellsbury, Montgomery, and Warren; Aaron Boone isn’t worried about the rotation; could Kelvin Herrera be a good fit for the Yankees?

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New York Post | Dan Martin: Jacoby Ellsbury has experienced injury after injury while on the disabled list, to the point where Brian Cashman felt the need to say that the outfielder is actually injured. He is also “mentally prepared” not to see Ellsbury return anytime soon, but does expect him to play this season. Other injury updates: Jordan Montgomery played catch two days straight and is progressing without any issues. Adam Warren made his first rehab outing and was roughed up for four runs over two-thirds of an inning.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: The Yankee starters have struggled to make it deep into games lately, which is making the bullpen work that much harder. However, Aaron Boone doesn’t think that the Yankees need rotation help. The rookie skipper believes that all of the starting pitchers will be able to get back on track sooner or later.

ESPN | Buster Olney: Despite what Boone said, it is likely that Brian Cashman will target a starting pitcher. If he doesn’t find a deal to his liking, might the Yankees add another reliever to the bullpen? Olney muses that someone like the RoyalsKelvin Herrera could be a good fit. He also shouldn’t be outrageously expensive since he will be a free agent after this season.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The MLB Draft is just a week away! Last year, the Yankees went all-in on pitchers. It sounds like that will be their plan of attack this year, too. Besides saying that the Yankees will go for the best overall players, Cashman also said that “pitching is the key to the kingdom.” Hoch also provides an update on some recent draft picks who have excelled.