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Around the Empire: Yankees news 4/13/16

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Brian McCann day-to-day with toe injury, James Kaprielian could rise to the Yankees by September with a good year, a new project on the 1927 Yankees, and more.

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New York Daily News | John Harper:* 2015 first round draft pick James Kaprielian impressed on the mound in his debut with High-A Tampa, reaching 97 mph on the gun. Some scouts were so taken by Kaprielian's skill that they speculated the Yankees could aggressively move him through the system (perhaps even in the majors by September) if his 2016 minor league debut is a sign of things to come. That is probably asking a lot, but he certainly has the talent.

*The headline for this link is a story about Daniel Murphy, but the Kaprielian information is still there about halfway down the page.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Brian McCann fouled a ball off his left big toe yesterday and noticeably walked with a limp for the rest of the game (though he did still manage to club a game-tying homer).He left in the ninth and after a fluoroscope, the Yankees said that he will be day-to-day with a bruise; Austin Romine will start tonight and hopefully McCann will feel better (if not, further tests could be on the horizon)..

ESPN | John Thorn: ESPN is working on a cool new project in association with Thorn, MLB's official historian. It's called "1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas," and it will use Thomas, a mostly anonymous pitcher, as a narrator to tell the day-by-day story of the legendary 1927 Yankees throughout the 2016 season. Check it out!

New York Times | Billy Witz: In their first game against the Blue Jays since fading down the stretch late in 2015 to lose the AL East, the Yankees thankfully looked like they had put those memories behind them. The mid-game comeback was a nice touch.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Thrust into a bit of an awkward long-relief role, Ivan Nova is making the best of the situation, though he admitted it's a different routine. Joe Girardi did say that he would be willing to use Nova in spots besides simply blowouts.