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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 1/30/15

Masahiro Tanaka's elbow feels good as he prepares for spring training; Tyler Austin could make his MLB debut this season; Underrated prospects and how they could help the team in the future.

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CBS Sports | Larry Hartstein: Masahiro Tanaka has reported that his elbow feels good as he prepares for spring training after partially tearing his UCL last season, and subsequently missing time on the disabled list.

Newsday | Cody Derespina: This could be the year that Yankees' outfield prospect Tyler Austin makes his major league debut, and one of the ways he could find himself called up is if Mark Teixeira lands on the DL. | Joe Giglio: The Yankees may want to fight Alex Rodriguez on the home run bonuses that are set to go into effect, but he deserves it since the team made millions of dollars off of him following his PED confession back in 2009.

Pinstriped Prospects | Marcus Zappia: A look at some of the underrated prospects in the Yankees' farm system and how they could potentially help the team.