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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/6/16

Yankees played Opening Day game under protest; Mitchell expected to miss four months recovering from toe surgery; fun Opening Day stats.

Elsa/Getty Images | Randy Miller: The Yankees played their Opening Day game under protest after Joe Girardi was told that Carlos Correa would have been out at first base if Dellin Betances had thrown the ball and hit him in the back. Girardi hopes that protesting the game will lead to MLB clarifying the rule in some way.

New York Post | Brian Costello: Since Masahiro Tanaka's start was pushed back a day due to the rain, he will have to pitch on less rest than the Yankees anticipated.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: Bryan Mitchell had surgery on his broken big toe on Monday and the team has announced that he will be out for "at least four months." It is unclear whether that means Mitchell cannot do any baseball activities for four months, or if he'll be back in the bullpen in four months.

BP Bronx | Stephen Shaw: Check out these fun Yankee Opening Day stats, including notes on birthdays, home runs, strikeouts and more.