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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/29/16

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Mateo has the tools to stick at SS; Refsnyder third base experiment has begun; What if all the Yankee starters stay healthy?; Kaprielian mature beyond his years; Lindgren ready to go in 2016

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LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: Jorge Mateo was included on all the top prospect lists this offseason, and one Yankee talent evaluator explains why the expectations for him are so high to succeed at shortstop in the majors.

NJ.com | Ryan Hatch: Rob Refsnyder has begun taking grounders at third base because, well, someone has to. According to him, the transition from second to third feels easier than that from right field to second. Let's hope he's right.

ESPN | Wallace Matthews: The Yankees are not expecting all of their starters to stay healthy all year (nor should they). But if all of them do, then the team will have some tough calls to make as to who should move to the bullpen.

New York Daily News | Mark Feinsand: Yankee prospect James Kaprielian lost his mom to cancer two years ago, but he keeps her with him when he's on the mound and the loss has inspired him to mature beyond his years.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: In 2016, Jacob Lindgren is ready to show the Yankees and fans his true ability, and that starts with being more consistent and locating his pitches.