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Around the Empire: Yankees news 4/12/16

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Tampa Bay Times | Steve Contorno: The Yankees have agreed to make $40 million worth of renovations to Steinbrenner Field and will stay in the Tampa Bay area through 2046.

Wall Street Journal | Jared Diamond: Many say that Starlin Castro will benefit from a change of scenery this year, but Dustin Ackley believes it can really help some players.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: After missing the Opening Day roster, the Yankees have lost right-handed relief prospect Nick Rumbelow to Tommy John surgery.

Baseball Prospectus Bronx | Austin Yamada: Having not drafted a successful player with their top pick since Phil Hughes in 2004, here's a look at who they could have taken when they were drafting Andrew Brackman, Jeremy Bleich, Slade Heathcott, Cito Culver, Dante Bichette, and Ty Hensley.

FanGraphs | Jeff Sullivan: Taking an early look at the MLB standings shows that the Yankees are one of the teams who have shown the greatest positive change in playoff odds.