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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/3/20

Yankees create distress fund for employees; David Hale cut loose; Masahiro Tanaka heads back to Japan; Tom Brady rents Derek Jeter’s mansion

MLB Opening Day Postponed Due To Coronavirus Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The New York Yankees and the New York City Football Club have announced that they have created a COVID-19 Disaster Relief Program. The program will consist of a $1.4 million fund for Yankee Stadium employees. The grants are intended to assist workers with essential expenses such as food, medical care, and other vital needs.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees released relief pitcher David Hale on Thursday. The 32-year-old appeared in 20 games for the Bombers last season, pitching to a 3.11 ERA. He had an extremely poor spring training, which may have led to his departure. Hale surrendered seven runs and nine hits in his 7.1 spring innings.

New York Post | Jaclyn Hendricks: New Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady is renting out Derek Jeter’s mansion in Florida. The house is 30,000 square feet, contains seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and a waterfront pool.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: With the coronavirus swarming the United States, Masahiro Tanaka has returned to his native country of Japan. Tanaka said he felt as though he was in “danger” while in Florida. He will be quarantining with his family at their home.