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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 3/13/15

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Capuano's treatment; a run at Hamels; @Yankees ignored A-Rod; NYCFC's field impact; Matsui was wanted for years.

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New York Post | Kevin Kernan: With the loss of Chris Capuano, the first major injury for the starting rotation has already arrived, and it's only March. The rest of the staff is also in danger, too, as Michael Pineda, Masahiro Tanaka, and CC Sabathia all have question marks surrounding them. Given this uncertainty, would the Yankees make a run at Cole Hamels? Everything points towards no, as Brian Cashman does not want to part with his top prospects.

CBS Sports | Elliott Smith: Capuano had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his strained quad, and it is confirmed that he will miss the first week or two of the season.

Yahoo Sports | Chris Cwik: After A-Rod's first home run of the spring, the Yankees social media accounts seemingly ignored that the event occurred. Apparently, though, the account is run by MLB Advanced Media, and they don't report to the team. MLB has said that they will "rectify" the issue moving forward.

Wall Street Journal | Daniel Barbarisi: With New York City FC using Yankee Stadium as their home field, some Yankees players have expressed concern with the arrangement. Mark Teixeira and Brendan Ryan are not too pleased, as they'll have to deal with strange bounces and messed up grass and dirt. Brett Gardner is particularly upset, stating that the eroded root system would give way, causing outfielders to slip.

New York Times | David Waldstein: As Hideki Matsui accepts his job as Special Adviser to Brian Cashman, Cashman reveals that Matsui had long been coveted for the role, but he turned down the position multiple times. Now that he is the special adviser for hitting, he will travel to various minor league facilities, helping minor league players with their hitting, and also teaching them how to deal with the media.