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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 4/20/15

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Miller and the closer label, A-Rod's resurgence, Judge talks off-season, the Yankees' upcoming rotation, and an unfortunate prospect injury.

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Daily News | Mark Feinsand: It's pretty terrific how little Andrew Miller seems to care about actually needing to be labeled the team's official closer, even though he has four saves already.

Bergen Record | Bob Klapisch: At this point, fans should assume Alex Rodriguez is clean since as Klap notes, "it would be professional suicide" to use again, so what guesses could explain his hot start?

Rolling Thunder | Dan Pfeiffer: Top hitting prospect Aaron Judge talked about his experience in the Arizona Fall League and spring training, and he also briefly touched upon his off-season training program. He greatly admires the hitting approaches of A-Rod, Matt Holliday, and (unsurprisingly) Giancarlo Stanton. Those are some tremendous hitters with great swings, and Judge certainly has the talent to get even better in Double-A Trenton.

Daily News | Mark Feinsand: This is mostly a lighthearted piece about Garrett Jones's hilarious triple that tied him for the team lead with Brian McCann (!), but it also has an important note. There's rain in the Detroit forecast for Monday, so the weather could affect the Yankees' decision about whether they want to use five or six starters this week (number six could be Chase Whitley).

Baseball America | Josh Norris: Ian Clarkin has elbow inflammation, which explains why the Yankees' top lefty pitching prospect was added to High-A Tampa's disabled list without a start. Pleaaaaaaase spare young Ian from Tommy John, baseball gods.