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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 6/13/15

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Esmil Rogers outrighted; Jacoby Ellsbury expected back before All-Star break; What to expect from Ivan Nova; Extra rest worth it to keep Michael Pineda healthy.

Patrick Smith/Getty Images | Ryan Hatch: The Yankees certainly gave him plenty of chances, but finally cut Esmil Rogers from the team after Friday's game. He can choose to go to Triple-A or ask to be released to test out free agency, but Joe Girardi is hoping to see him stick around.

Newsday | Erik Boland: After going on the DL with a sprained knee, the Yankees have been hesitant to give any sort of timetable for Jacoby Ellsbury's return, but Brian Cashman has revealed that he thinks Ellsbury will be back before the All-Star break. He started baseball activities earlier this week.

It's About The Money | Matt Bove: Ivan Nova should be coming off of the disabled list in a few weeks, and he'll probably wind up back in the rotation. The problem is that Nova has been incredibly inconsistent as a starter, which makes it especially difficult to predict how he will pitch in his return from Tommy John surgery.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Last year, Michael Pineda missed several weeks dealing with a shoulder injury. The most he's ever pitched in a season was 171 innings back in 2011 with the Mariners, so the Yankees are trying to get him extra rest. Even if it throws him off a bit on the mound, it will be worth it to keep him healthy.