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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/9/16

CC Sabathia makes his spring debut, Pineda "salvaging" the now-four-year-old trade, the talented catcher behind Gary Sanchez, and more.

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MLB.com | Steve Dorsey: In his first start of spring training and first appearance since his stint in rehab, CC Sabathia mixed in all his pitches while looking sharp in two innings of hitless ball, fanning two Marlins batters.

NJ.com | Brandon Kuty: After missing all of the 2015 season with shoulder surgery, 19-year-old prospect Luis Torrens has impressed with his arm in camp. He's still easily the most exciting catcher in the system behind Gary Sanchez.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: The Yankees might still hold the obvious lead in the results from the not-as-expected Michael Pineda for Jesus Montero trade, but they really need Pineda to come into his own this year and not have a season marred by inconsistency or injury.

Wall Street Journal | Jared Diamond: Although they have been quite good at developing relievers, just one starting pitcher drafted within the past 25 years by the Yankees has made an All-Star team in pinstripes: Phil Hughes. Even if one considers Chien-Ming Wang's 2006 and 2007 campaigns essentially All-Star caliber, that is a disappointing number regardless. Fortunately, Luis Severino and James Kaprielian look like they could change that stat.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Mark Teixeira will turn 36 one month from now, but he has done a good job at keeping his body in shape--don't let the freak injuries fool you.