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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 2/10/15

Yanks add some minor league rotation depth; Breaking down Cashman's offseason; Larry Rothschild is feeling good about Tanaka

Jamie Squire/Getty Images | Brendan Kuty: The Yanks have signed former Royals SP Kyle Davies to a minor league deal. Davies last pitched in a major league game in 2011, and his biggest claim to fame may be that he surrendered A-Rod's 500th home run in 2007.

ESPN NY | Associated Press: Pitching coach Larry Rothschild gives good news on the status Masahiro Tanaka's elbow. He also expresses cautious optimism regarding CC Sabathia's health.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: The Yankees are loaded with "if's" going into 2015, and Chad Jennings lays out the top ten factors that will gauge how successful Brian Cashman's offseason was.

In Pursuit of Pennants | Dan Levitt: Mark Armour and Dan Levitt, authors of a new book about baseball front offices, are counting down the 25 greatest general managers in baseball history. Their number 5 is George Weiss, who was behind ten pennants and seven World Series wins for the Yanks over the course of thirteen years.