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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/14/16

MLB introducing new protective hats for pitchers during spring training; Imagining the worst-case scenarios for the team; Michael Pineda wants to pitch at least 200 innings this year.

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BP Bronx | Nick Ashbourne: Luis Severino gave up more home runs in his short time in the big leagues than he had during his four years in the minors. There's no reason to panic as long as he works on his location. | Ryan Hatch: MLB has experimented with protective hats for pitchers for a couple of years now, though very few have actually worn them in games. During spring training they will debut a new type of hat that looks more like a visor and twenty pitchers plan on testing it out.

The New York Times | Tyler Kepner: Imaging the worst-case scenarios for all 30 teams headed into the 2016 season. The Yankees version includes poor seasons from Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Carlos Beltran, along with injuries to the rotation. | Bryan Hoch: Michael Pineda's goal for the season is to pitch at least 200 innings for the first time in his career. He spent the offseason working out at a gym that he had built in his house in the hopes of avoiding injuries this year.