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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 4/1/15

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LoHud | Chad Jennings: Injury updates on Didi Gregorius, Mark Teixeira, and Jacoby Ellsbury, as well as word that Masahiro Tanaka will be held to a 90-pitch limit on Opening Day.

Baseball America | John Manuel: Baseball America released its 2015 organizational rankings on Tuesday. The Yanks are at 18, which is five spots worse than last year and seven spots worse than they were in 2013. Luis Severino, Aaron Judge, and Jorge Mateo are their top three prospects in the Yankee farm system (Greg Bird is fourth).

ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews, Andrew Marchand: What approach must the Yankees take to get the most out of Alex Rodriguez in 2015? Using him sparingly in the field might be necessary to prevent the 40-year-old slugger from breaking down.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: As spring training winds down, there are still a few questions left to be answered, like who will be the fifth starter, who will be the backup catcher, and who will earn the final two bullpen spots.

Hardball Talk | Aaron Gleeman: After the Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman tore his ACL a couple of weeks ago, there was some question as to who would be the one to take on Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Opening Day. We now have an answer, and it's 24-year-old righty Drew Hutchison. Hutchison is 1-2 with a 4.80 ERA at Yankee Stadium.