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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/13/19

Gary to the IL; Gleyber improving at shortstop; What can we expect from Wade and Estrada?; Sabathia and Gonzalez are the next men up

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North Jersey | Peter Caldera: It’s official. After a day of speculation, Gary Sanchez was moved to the 10-day injured list with a calf strain. He’s the 12th Yankee on the list right now, and the team is now down its most productive hitter. What an April. Kyle Higashioka is up to fill the backup catcher role in Sanchez’s place.

New York Post | George King III: One of the things that made Gleyber Torres so valuable as a prospect was his ability to play well at shortstop while being a plus hitting prospect. Last year he manned second for most of the season, and didn’t really impress anyone with his defense. This year, he’s seen much more time at short, and the Yankees have begun to see the improvement with the glove they always wanted. | Randy Miller: Jay Bell, the manager of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, has some advice for the young call-ups thrust into the Yankee lineup with all these injuries. For the most part, he preaches patience, with a reminder that rookies like Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar tend not to happen as often as rookies that struggle in their first go-round, like Tyler Wade. | Bryan Hoch: In other injury news, Luis Severino won’t be back on a big league mound until at least June. The Yankees look to be weathering the storm on the pitching front, with CC Sabathia due to return Saturday and Gio Gonzalez pitching on a regular schedule in the minors. Here’s hoping the rash of injuries doesn’t continue to affect the rotation, as the Yankees are running low on in-house options.