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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/22/16

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Washington Post | Nick Pollack: The duo of Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller have been dominating batters as the back end of the Yankee bullpen so far this season, and those results should improve even more when Aroldis Chapman joins them next month.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Many expected the Yankee offense to regress from where they were a year ago, but bullpen meltdowns like last night are not part of the team's plans. If this team is going to be successful this season, they are going to have to be able to lean on their strength, and that strength is their bullpen. | Randy Miller: CC Sabathia took time on Thursday to remember the greatness that was Prince, someone the Yankee lefty was very into growing up. The team also paid tribute to the star by mixing in various hits throughout their game against Oakland.

ESPN | Andrew Marchand: Aaron Hicks' defense has been spectacular so far, including his 105.5 mph bolt of lightning that nailed a runner at home plate on Wednesday. He has shown off his impressive arm before, but it came on the mound instead of in the outfield. In 2007, it looked as if he could get drafted in the first round as a pitcher.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Luis Severino has been one of the biggest victims of his offense's failure to score runs. Heading into his start on Thursday, Severino had the second-lowest run support in MLB since his debut with only 2.84 runs per game being scored for him.