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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/1/15

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CBS Sports | Jon Heyman: The Yankees claimed White Sox closer David Robertson off waivers, and while no trade happened, it was done mainly to block the Blue Jays from improving.

It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: Dustin Ackley might be exactly what the Yankees roster needs with Mark Teixeira hurt and the rest of the lineup looking tired.

Minor League Ball | Wayne Cavadi: A first-hand impression of how Luis Severino has adjusted to the major league level based on his performance against the Atlanta Braves.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: A chronicle of Stephen Drew's journey–starting from last year!–in pursuit of the .200 batting average he finally has.

Minor League Ball | caltriano: 2015 draft pick Kyle Holder has been a real difference maker for the Staten Island Yankees during their playoff push. | Ryan Hatch: It might actually make sense for the Yankees to keep Stephen Drew as the starting second baseman over Rob Refsnyder for the rest of the year.