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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 1/29/15

Chris Trotman/Getty Images | Brendan Kuty: Yankees minor leaguer Tyler Palmer has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for amphetamines. This was Palmer's second positive test for the drugs. He played shortstop and second base for the Yankees' two rookie ball teams last season.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: A look ahead at the potential roster battles that will be happening when the Yankees head to Tampa for spring training. Obviously all eyes will be on what role Alex Rodriguez will have upon rejoining the team. Jennings also speculates that Stephen Drew as the starting second baseman isn't necessarily set in stone.

It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: How will Joe Girardi construct his lineup in 2015? Here are a couple possibilities.

New York Daily News | Anthony McCarron: Brian Cashman named Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Stephen Drew, and Mark Teixeira as the team's starting infielders, but mentioned that injuries and performance could change that. Cashman also believes Drew will hit more in line with his career numbers than the dreadful performance he turned in last season.

SB Nation | Grant Brisbee: If you can't root for A-Rod, at least you can root for more moments like when he totally demolished Ryan Dempster after having baseballs intentionally thrown at him.