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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/8/15

Michael Pineda played catch this week with no pain; Yankees have been stealing less bases; Looking at Severino's debut velocity.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports | Ryan Hatch: Michael Pineda played catch from 90 feet this week, and is hoping to get back on a mound sometime next week. He reportedly has not felt any pain in his arm while throwing.

The New York Times | Daniel Barbarisi: The Yankees stole a lot of bases early in the season, but they only have three since July 1st due to a new tactic.

FanGraphs | Eno Sarris: A closer look at Luis Severino's debut and his velocity compared to that of other debut starters.

New York Post | Justin Terranova: The bullpen has been the team's greatest strength so far, but should they be worried about any of the relievers running out of steam as the season winds down?