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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/19/14

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: Despite being used as a designated hitter more often, Derek Jeter is still the team's primary shortstop. | Bryan Hoch: Chase Headley has warmed up to the idea of playing for the Yankees and being in New York.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: A look at the rest of the season for the Yankees.

Baseball Prospectus | Tucker Blair: Scouting reports on Jacob Lindgren and Mason Williams show how different things are for them.

Just A Bit Outside | Rob Neyer: What did Derek Jeter's injury-plagued 2013 season do to his career and baseball history? | Brendan Kuty: Which free-agents-to-be should the Yankees re-sign and which should the Yankees let go?

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Bryan Mitchell, Manny Banuelos, and Zoilo Almonte are some of the potential call ups the Yankees could make in September.

Newsday | Jim Baumbach: With September call ups just around the corner, Pat Venditte continues to hope that he gets a chance in the majors.

Fangraphs | Mike Petriello: The Yankees might be better off simply letting Brian McCann go through waivers, but it's highly unlikely anyone would want him. | Brian Amaral: A farm in South Brunswick made made a Derek Jeter corn maze.

Yahoo! Sports | Jeff Passan: The Yankees have the hardest rest of season schedule out of any of the other playoff contenders in the league. | Brendan Kuty: Joe Girardi is a big fan of Mo`Ne Davis of the Little League World Series.