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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/31/16

Former Yankee Andruw Jones will retire; Some of last year's September call-ups will have greater opportunities this season; Hal Steinbrenner was a victim of shill bidding.

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CBS Sports | Matt Snyder: Andruw Jones is set to announce his retirement soon. His 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Yankees were his last in MLB, though he did play in Japan for two years after that.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: Some of last year's September call-ups, such as Gary Sanchez and James Pazos, will have greater opportunities to help the team this season. On the other hand, several players who were called up in September have been traded or cut.

New York Daily News | Michael O'Keeffe: Mastro Auctions, a company that offered vintage baseball cards and sports memorabilia, stole approximately $30,000 from Hal Steinbrenner back in 2007 and 2008. Apparently the company stole the money through shill billing by having employees place fake bids to jack up the final price.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: The Royals team that won the World Series wasn't quite as young as people seem to think. However, they balanced youth and experience well and the Yankees are trying to do that too.