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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/14/16

Beltran is due for regression; Gardner played simulated game; Jeter will visit Cuba; Battle for 3rd base is not yet decided; Sabathia pitched poorly in start

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FanGraphs | Tony Blengino: A retrospective on the ball-in-play profiles of MLB right fielders in 2015. Carlos Beltran's production last year was in large part due to an uncharacteristically high fly-ball rate, and the Yankees should expect regression to the mean in 2016. | Ryan Hatch: Brett Gardner participated in his first simulated game of spring before yesterday's game against the Phillies. He will make his first appearance in a spring training game this week.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Derek Jeter will be attending the MLB exhibition in Cuba in which the Rays take on the Cuban National Team.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Rob Refsnyder is not the only option to back up Chase Headley at third this season, despite numerous signs that he is the favorite. Joe Girardi mentioned Donovan Solano, Jonathan Diaz, Ronald Torreyes, and Pete Kozma as the possible alternatives to make the roster.

ESPN New York | Associated Press: CC Sabathia struggled against the Phillies on Sunday, and was ultimately unable to complete two innings of work.