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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/5/16

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New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Joe Girardi has decided to sit Brett Gardner against the lefty Dallas Keuchel in favor of Aaron Hicks, and it's the right decision to make.

Sporting News | Jesse Spector: The Yankees made the right decision by calling Opening Day early, even if there was a chance to play baseball at some point on Monday.

Baseball Prospectus | Brendan Gawlowski: Luis Severino and Aaron Judge rank among the top 175 players under 25 years old in 2016.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: The Yankees set their 2016 Opening Day roster, but how long will these 25 players really be in the big leagues together?

Baseball Prospectus Bronx | Nick Ashbourne: Scouting the acting tools of Didi Gregorius and Starlin Castro following their reenactment of a scene from Stepbrothers.

New York Daily News | Keri Blakinger: John Oliver made fun of the Yankees' elitist ways on Last Week Tonight and got a great reaction from people on Twitter using the hashtag #IHaveNeverSatInAPremiumLocation.