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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/27/20

Looking back on past Opening Days in lieu of the 2020 one; Boone thinks the pitchers will need time; players vent disapointment; Yankees make roster cuts.

Second New York Yankees Minor Leaguer Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: As you probably know, yesterday would’ve have been Opening Day for the Yankees’ 2020 season. However for the reasons you’re all aware of, it was not. So instead of reading about how the Yankees kicked off this season, here is a look back at some notable season openers of the past.

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Aaron Boone appeared on WFAN on Thursday where he posited that it would take more than two weeks for pitcher’s to get back into the swing of things and build up arm strength before and regular season begins. | Brendan Kuty: It wasn’t just the fans who were sad about missing out on Opening Day. Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres were among the Yankees who took to Twitter to talk about their disappointment about the circumstances we’re currently in.

The Yankees also made some roster moves on Thursday. None of them are particularly shocking, expect maybe for Deivi Garvia going to Double-A. One player not mentioned whose absence is intriguing is Clarke Schmidt. It may not mean anything, especially with the season in the state it’s currently in, but at the very least it’s something to keep an eye on.