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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 10/29/2014

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News from around the Yankee Universe.

Doug Pensinger

New York Times | David Waldstein: Buster Posey's success early in his career is drawing comparisons to Derek Jeter. The main difference is that Posey married his high school sweetheart and Jeter played the field.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Kansas City Royals, who are one win away from a World Series title, actually beat the Yankees' offer for outfielder Carlos Beltran last offseason. Beltran wanted to be a Yankees and play in a big market, so he turned down the extra money to put on pinstripes.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Greg Bird's successful Arizona Fall League performance is getting him some well-deserved attention. The pitching trio of Chris Leroux, Cesar Cabral, and Josh Outman elected free agency while the team re-signed catcher Kyle Higashioka and a few other insignificant minor league deals.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: What are the options for the Yankees at third base in 2015? It's not necessarily down to Alex Rodriguez vs. Chase Headley.

ESPN: Jose Canseco is recovering after accidentally shooting a finger on his left hand while cleaning his gun at his home. Sigh.

The St. Louis Cardinals also paid tribute to Oscar Taveras after his untimely death by leaving the right field lights on at Busch Stadium Tuesday night.