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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/20/16

CC discusses his recovery and knee brace; Yanks invited two more players to spring training; Eovaldi to use his splitter more frequently.

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ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: CC Sabathia discusses his recovery process, how his new knee brace has helped him, and his plan for the season. | Ryan Hatch: The Yankees have invited two additional players to spring training, pitchers Mark Montgomery and Kyle Haynes.

Newsday | Greg Auman: Nathan Eovaldi did not use his splitter at all when he was with the Marlins, but he started developing it last season and plans to use it more frequently going forward.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: Notes from the first day of spring training workouts, including updates on the pitchers who have been recovering from injuries, and Joe Girardi's thoughts on James Kaprielian's first bullpen.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Luis Severino could be the Yankees' next ace, but the organization does not want to put that pressure on him yet.