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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 4/22/15

The Yankees won't be introducing a sixth starter into the rotation quite yet; and more.

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NY Post | George A. King III: Before spring training even started, the Yankees were eyeing the stretch of 30 games in 31 days that they're currently in as a time to potentially use a sixth starter to lighten the load on their injury-prone starters. There was some thought that Masahiro Tanaka's scheduled start on Thursday afternoon would be foregone in order initiate a sixth starter into the rotation, but Joe Girardi has decided against it. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees' decision to bring Stephen Drew back following his dismal 2014 was a generally unpopular one among fans, but he's assuaged a lot of those bad vibes by popping three home runs early on this season. Brendan Kuty has a concerning statistic to share, though, courtesy of FanGraphs: Drew had only hit one true line drive in his first 12 games. I guess the homers help though.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: If there's anyone who could make Didi Gregorius' slow start in pinstripes look worse, it's the man they traded him for, Shane Greene, pitching like an early Cy Young candidate in Detroit. Greene says he understands why he was considered a trade chip for the Yankees, but that doesn't stop him from pitching with a chip on his shoulder.

ESPN NY | Andrew Marchand: It is unclear at the moment how the Yankees will celebrate Alex Rodriguez tying Willie Mays on the all-time homer list if it's at Yankee Stadium. Girardi said it's up to his teammates.