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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/29/2020

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Judge out for another week; Schmidt impresses; Garcia makes spring training debut; MLB faces a cable crisis

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New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Injuries once again dominate the conversation around the Yankees, and despite hitting off a tee this week, star Aaron Judge is still dealing with shoulder problems. The outfielder hopes to be back in action in a week’s time, hopefully giving him enough of a warm up before the games that matter start.

New York Post | George A. King III: The best news of spring has been the performance of the Yankees’ starting pitching prospects, with former first-round pick Clarke Schmidt impressing in his spring debut Thursday. Schmidt, who advanced through three levels in 2019, dazzled with his breaking balls and could be on a fast track to the majors. | Randy Miller: Speaking of young pitching prospects, Deivi Garcia. The young righty made HIS exhibition debut yesterday, showing the promise Yankee fans love and the potential kinks still to be worked out before he’s major league ready. Garcia did give us a great moment in the first, striking out both Ronald Acuna Jr. and Marcell Ozuna.

FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: We’ll close with a more macro look at the sport as a whole. It should be obvious that viewing habits of all consumers are changing; there’s more content on more platforms than ever before, and fewer and fewer people are paying for cable at all. That presents both opportunities and pitfalls for baseball, navigating a new front in streaming while stepping on blackout rakes all the while.