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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/16/15

A-Rod slumping but the hitting coach isn't worried,Beltran's had great season post-May, Miller's first Yankee classic moment, and potential August pickups.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports | Brandon Kuty: Alex Rodriguez has been a little cold in August after a great first half, but Yankees hitting coach Jeff Pentland isn't too worried about the slump. Rodriguez isn't blaming fatigue, but hopefully the day off yesterday helps.

Fake Teams | Daniel Kelley: Carlos Beltran has very quietly been great for the Yankees, from May-onwards. Since May 1st, he is hitting .297/.360/.515, and that's not including his double and homer yesterday. Don't let the April slump cloud over a productive overall body-of-work.

Newsday | David Lennon: The Troy Tulowitzki - Andrew Miller at-bat to end Friday night's game had the feel of a classic, in itself. It was a great, playoff-win like atmosphere for the Yankee players to enjoy, but hopefully Miller's saves start to go back to being drab affairs, with fewer cardiac moments. | Brandon Kuty: A look at some potential August waiver wire acquisitions the Yankees could make to fortify themselves down the stretch.