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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/12/19

Didi throwing in Tampa; Yankees still monitoring Machado market; Opening Day roster predictions; James Kaprielian hurt again

Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Elsa/Getty Images | Randy Miller: Team workouts haven’t officially started, but Didi Gregorius is just one of a handful of Yankee players already working out at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa. Gregorius was seen making light throws to first base yesterday, which is definitely a positive sign. Gregorius is nearly four months removed from Tommy John surgery and could be back with the team as early as late-May. | Andy Martino: Time for your daily dose of Manny Machado rumors! According to Martino, the Yankees are staying in contact with Machado, but the team is committed to having Troy Tulowitzki start at shortstop this season. Should the Yankees sign Machado, Miguel Andujar would move over to first.

NY Post | Mark Sanchez: It would seem former-Yankees prospect James Kaprielian is hurt again. Kaprielian is underwent Tommy John surgery prior to the 2017 season and was still working his way back before feeling some discomfort in his lat while throwing. He’s scheduled to have an MRI soon. Kaprielian was dealt to the Oakland Athletics in the Sonny Gray deal.

MLB | Bryan Hoch: Hoch took a shot at predicting the Yankees’ 2019 Opening Day roster. It’s pretty much what you might guess, but there are a few surprises. Hoch isn’t sure if Jacoby Ellsbury will be healthy on Opening Day but pencils him onto the 25-man anyway. The Yankees’ beat writer also has Luis Cessa making the team over Tommy Kahnle. Not sure if I totally agree with those two predictions, but what do I know?