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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/21/16

MLB will make decision on Chapman suspension soon, CC Sabathia will have to compete for a rotation spot, and more.

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: Rob Manfred has said that he expects MLB to take action against two of the three players facing suspension for domestic violence in the coming days. Aside from Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig and Jose Reyes are also being investigated. Reyes will stand trial in April for assaulting his wife in Hawaii, and Puig got into a fight with a bouncer following an argument with his sister.

New York Post | George A. King III: Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman all threw their first bullpen sessions simultaneously yesterday, and Brian McCann realized just how great the bullpen could be. | Bryan Hoch: It seems like Ivan Nova is already the odd man out, but Brian Cashman said that there will be a spring training competition for the fifth spot in the rotation. CC Sabathia will be among those pitchers competing, and the best five will make the rotation.

BP Bronx | Alex Putterman: The Yankees haven't signed a free agent in over a year, yet fans don't seem too concerned with the team's penny-pinching.