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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/29/16

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New York Post | Zach Braziller: Nick Swisher felt disrespected by the Atlanta Braves when the organization waited so late in spring training to let him know he wouldn't be making their team. He says he has felt the love from Yankee fans since rejoining the organization, and is anxious to be able to be given a shot to prove he has something left.

New York Daily News | Mark Feinsand: Masahiro Tanaka's results so far in 2016 have helped calm concern about the state of his elbow. He has been the best pitcher in the rotation so far when many of the starters have struggled, and the Yankees certainly need him to pitch like the ace he is intended to be if they want to climb out of the AL East basement. | Brendan Kuty: Al Pedrique, manager of the SWB RailRiders, says that top prospect Aaron Judge has settled into the upper levels of the minors and his success there now comes from feeling more comfortable. The biggest change has been Judge's ability to recognize offspeed pitches and attack them accordingly. The last piece of the puzzle may be getting his strikeouts under control.

Newsday | Erik Boland: Joe Girardi is not panicking about his team's lackluster offense, and doesn't think shifting around the batting order so early in the season will right any wrongs. The team feels like they are putting together good at-bats, signaling that their luck is bound to change. Hopefully that change comes soon.