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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/17/15

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Ellsbury working on swing, Nova booted from the rotation, and more

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LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: The Yankees have decided Masahiro Tanaka will start Friday night, and this means the Yankees have a few different options regarding his schedule for the rest of the season that could affect the a possible Wild Card playoff.

It's About the Money | William Trasker: The Yankees offense is overly dependent on homers, and when they can't manage to pull balls out of the park, they become a feast or famine club when it comes to scoring runs.

ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: Ivan Nova's inconsistency has finally cost him. He'll be replaced in the rotation, for now at least, by Adam Warren.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees say they have identified a flaw in Jacoby Ellsbury's swing - supposedly relating to his front leg - and that he's been putting in extra work recently to fix it.  Hopefully he does, and soon.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: Yankees prospect Gary Sanchez credits his focus with his improvement this season, and it's resulted in his first trip to the majors. Read more of this great interview with the Yankee catcher.