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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/14/21

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Gleyber Torres nursing a jammed ring finger; Billy Beane and Brian Cashman’s relationship goes well beyond baseball; MLB trade deadline moved up one day

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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Yankees shortstop Gleyber Torres was out of the lineup last night with a jammed ring finger. Torres, who is off to a very slow start at the plate, was injured while diving into a base during a pickoff play on Monday. A CT scan and X-rays showed no structural damage, but it is definitely a situation to monitor for manager Aaron Boone. With Tyler Wade on the taxi squad, Gio Urshela played shortstop yesterday for the Bombers, but the skipper expressed optimism that his star infielder could return on Wednesday.

The Ringer | Ben Lindbergh: Two leaders with different backgrounds and budgets have been friends and foes at the same time since 1997, and it all started with one trade: Kenny Rogers for Scott Brosius. Billy Beane, the Oakland Athletics’ executive vice president of baseball operations, and Brian Cashman, the New York Yankees’ general manager, have a relationship that goes beyond just baseball. “Our conversations now are as much personal as they are professional,” the former said to The Ringer. The two helped shape the way baseball franchises are run these days. The article is definitely worth your time.

MLB Trade Rumors | Steve Adams: The MLB trade deadline will be moved up to July 30 instead of its usual date, which is July 31. The reason behind the change is that the league wanted to have the 4pm ET deadline fall on a day without afternoon games, thus decreasing injury risk as deals are being negotiated. It’s not the first time that Major League Baseball has moved the trade deadline day around.