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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/8/15

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports | Brendan Kuty: The loss of Nathan Eovaldi could be a big one to the Yankees' chances over the last month of the season.

Newsday | Neil Best: After a poor month of August, it looks like Alex Rodriguez is back just in time for the team's stretch run. | Brendan Kuty: Greg Bird is alleviating Joe Girardi's concern of not having a right-handed bat at first base with the loss of the switch-hitting Mark Teixeira.

MLB Daily Dish | Scott Gelman: Yankees assistant general manager Billy Eppler is currently a leading candidate for the vacant Angels general manager job.

The Trentonian | Kyle Franko: Yankees prospects Billy Fleming and Eric Ruth had great 2015 seasons while also commuting from their childhood homes. | Ryan Hatch: John Ryan Murphy has proven himself to be a big leaguer as he's done a great job as the team's backup catcher.