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NY Mets :

  • Mets extend deal with Triple-A Las Vegas through '18 August 30, 2016
    The logistical issues of having their top farm team on the other side of the country will continue to affect the Mets for at least the next two seasons. The organization announced on Tuesday it has extended its player-development deal with Triple-A Las Vegas through 2018, continuing what has been a long-distance relationship.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Matz scratched from Thursday start with shoulder irritation August 30, 2016
    The Mets have scratched Steven Matz from his scheduled start Thursday against the Marlins, manager Terry Collins said. Matz experienced irritation in his shoulder throwing over the weekend, and does not feel well enough to pitch.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million August 30, 2016
    Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours.
  • Walker's back issue could end his season August 30, 2016
    One of the last healthy players standing from the Mets' Opening Day lineup, Neil Walker has officially joined the ranks of the seriously injured. Walker continues to deal with back stiffness that, on Tuesday, Mets manager Terry Collins called symptomatic of a condition that could affect him for at least for the rest of this season.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Mets recall Verrett, option Montero to Triple-A August 30, 2016
    The New York Mets recalled right-hander Logan Verrett from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned right-hander Rafael Montero to Double-A Binghamton in a corresponding move, the team announced Tuesday.
    Oliver Machlin
  • Cecchini among top prospect performers Monday August 30, 2016
    Giants No. 2 prospect Tyler Beede was among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday.
    William Boor
  • Cespedes' walk-off HR lifts Mets over Marlins August 30, 2016
    Battling through what has become a chronic leg injury, Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning Monday at Citi Field, leading the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Marlins that also evened the two teams in the Wild Card standings. Both clubs still trail the Giants, Cardinals and Pirates, each sitting 2 1/2 games out of a playoff spot.
    Anthony DiComo and Joe Frisaro
  • Montero displays mettle in high-wire act August 30, 2016
    As Rafael Montero took the Citi Field mound Monday night, a picture of his face appeared on the right-field scoreboard, a reminder for Mets fans who hadn't seen the right-hander since April.
    Joshua Needelman
  • Moment never too big for clutch Cespedes August 30, 2016
    Even as he centered himself in the dogpile at home plate, gum and sunflower seeds flying around him, Jose Reyes cautioned Yoenis Cespedes to dampen his celebration. This was a night worthy of a party, to be certain. But the Mets remained all too aware of both Cespedes' nagging injuries and their dependence on him over the next month. It is impossible to […]
    Anthony DiComo
  • Cabrera earns NL Player of Week nod August 29, 2016
    Asdrubal Cabrera returned from the disabled list with a performance that earned him National League Player of the Week honors.
    Joe Trezza

NY Yankees:

  • Yanks believe Judge will get going at the plate August 31, 2016
    By Aaron Judge's count, his three trips to the batter's box on Monday night yielded a grand total of two pitches that he could have done damage with. Both landed in Royals catcher Salvador Perez's glove as called strikes.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Teixeira thrilled as Tebow draws comparisons August 31, 2016
    In the eyes of at least one observer, Tim Tebow produced a vision of Mark Teixeira as he went through the paces of a highly-publicized workout on Tuesday in California. The Yankees first baseman doesn't mind that comparison one bit.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Yanks get 2 prospects to complete Nova deal August 30, 2016
    The Yankees announced on Tuesday that they acquired outfielder Tito Polo and left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley from the Pirates, completing an Aug. 1 trade that sent right-hander Ivan Nova to Pittsburgh for two players to be named.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Midseason update: Yankees' Top 30 Prospects list August 30, 2016
    Who do the Yankees have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Meet the Yankees' top prospect August 30, 2016
    Meet five-tool outfielder Clint Frazier, the Yankees' No. 1 prospect. Yankees on Demand features exclusive content with your favorite players and franchise.
  • Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million August 30, 2016
    Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours.
  • Shreve called back up, Yates optioned in bullpen shuffle August 30, 2016
    The Yankees recalled left-hander Chasen Shreve from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday and optioned righty Kirby Yates to Rookie-level Pulaski.
    Cash Kruth
  • Yanks' late surge isn't enough against Royals August 30, 2016
    The surging Royals came out swinging first in the three-game set at Kauffman Stadium, punching across three runs in the first and then riding the strong pitching of right-hander Dillon Gee in an 8-5 win over the Yankees on Monday night.
    Jeffrey Flanagan and Bryan Hoch
  • Pineda offers another puzzling start for Yanks August 30, 2016
    The tantalizing talent within Michael Pineda's right arm continues to hold the Yankees' interest, and as they try to mount a postseason push, they have to be wondering if he can finally put it all together over the last four weeks of the regular season.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Sanchez is AL Player of the Week -- again August 29, 2016
    Gary Sanchez is once again the American League Player of the Week. The Yankees rookie catcher earned the honor for the second consecutive week after hitting .522/.608/1.304 with five home runs and nine RBIs.
    Bryan Hoch

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Mackanin to keep Goeddel in reserve role August 30, 2016
    Manager Pete Mackanin and the Phillies plan to use September's expanded rosters to get an extended look at some of their young players, but Tyler Goeddel won't be one of them. "I've seen enough of Goeddel to know -- we kept him this long, we're going to keep him and see where we go next year with him," Mackanin said. "I don […]
    Evan Webeck
  • Joseph to see more playing time in September August 30, 2016
    First baseman Tommy Joseph had been getting the occasional start against right-handers, but his role had devolved; that will no longer be the case.
    Evan Webeck
  • Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million August 30, 2016
    Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours.
  • Pinto among top prospect performers Monday August 30, 2016
    Giants No. 2 prospect Tyler Beede was among the top prospect performers in the Minors Monday.
    William Boor
  • Phillies kept off the board by Nationals pitching August 30, 2016
    Tanner Roark held the Phillies to four hits in seven innings while Jayson Werth continued to torment his former team with a solo homer in the first inning of Monday's 4-0 Nationals win.
    Jamal Collier and Evan Webeck
  • Small change pays big dividends for Thompson August 30, 2016
    A change in his delivery paid off big for Jake Thompson, as he tossed seven innings and allowed only two runs to the Nationals in a 4-0 Phillies loss at Citizens Bank Park on Monday.
    Evan Webeck
  • Phillies Minor League Review: Aug. 22-28 August 30, 2016
    Grenny Cumana batted .476 (10-21) with a double, two RBI, a stolen base and five runs scored in six games. He registered three consecutive multi-hit games, during which he recorded his fourth four-hit game of the season. Cumana's .294 average ranks seventh in the South Atlantic League, and he is the hardest player in the league to strikeout, averaging j […]
  • Bean throws first pitch at Phils' Pride Night August 30, 2016
    A rainbow flag fluttered from a flagpole in center field at Citizens Bank Park on Monday and Billy Bean, Major League Baseball's vice president of social responsibility and inclusion, threw out a first pitch as the Phillies recognized the LGBT community.
    Paul Hagen
  • In Phils' debut, Ellis sinks Mets with big hit August 28, 2016
    In his debut with the Phillies, catcher A.J. Ellis broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-run double, highlighting a four-run frame in a 5-1 victory over the Mets on Sunday at Citi Field.
    Troy Provost-Heron and Todd Zolecki
  • Ellis' first game with Phils one to remember August 28, 2016
    A.J. Ellis could not hide his disappointment Thursday, when the Dodgers blindsided him and traded him to the Phillies. But as Ellis joined the Phillies on Saturday, he said his feelings of disappointment had started to fade and he had refocused and found a new purpose with his new team.
    Todd Zolecki

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