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NY Mets :

  • Gee looks to regain form facing Hamels, Phillies July 29, 2014
    Mets starter Dillon Gee has struggled to find his early-season form since being activated from the 15-day disabled list on July 9. Gee will head back to the mound on Tuesday against the Phillies, who counter with left-hander Cole Hamels.
    Daniel Popper
  • Lessons from military translate well into baseball July 29, 2014
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a lengthy resume filled with experiences that have helped shape his career as a baseball executive. Among them is his time spent in the military.
    Joey Nowak
  • Mets continue surge toward .500, rout Phillies July 29, 2014
    These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Colon escapes jam after Mets lose challenge July 29, 2014
    Another day, another Mets challenge. New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning. After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood.
    Tim Healey
  • Sandy says Mets 'unlikely' to make a deal July 28, 2014
    Those dreaming of a blockbuster trade bringing superstar Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Flushing can keep dreaming for now. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday called it "unlikely" that the club will complete any deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline -- Tulowitzki or otherwise.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Dice-K's elbow improving, could begin throwing soon July 28, 2014
    Daisuke Matsuzaka seems to have avoided the worst. Matsuzaka's inflamed right elbow improved markedly from Sunday to Monday, generating hope that he can begin a throwing program by the end of this week. Though Matsuzaka will not return from the disabled list when eligible on Aug. 10, initial fears of a much longer DL stay appear unfounded.
    Anthony DiComo
  • Sandy can't recall claim made by La Russa July 28, 2014
    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did not recall a claim that former A's manager Tony La Russa approached him about steroid use in the Oakland clubhouse in the 1980s and '90s.
    Anthony DiComo
  • High schoolers showcase talent at Breakthrough Series July 28, 2014
    The 2014 Breakthrough Series, a regional showcase co-hosted by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball in four locations around the country, including MCU Park -- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets affiliate -- took place on Sunday and Monday. About 30 high school-aged athletes from the area, including many from the five boroughs, and Puerto Rico participa […]
    Tim Healey
  • Cishek, deGrom named co-NL Players of Week July 28, 2014
    A pair of young hurlers -- Marlins closer Steve Cishek and Mets rookie Jacob deGrom -- were named the co-National League Players of the Week on Monday after outstanding performances from the mound last week.
    Joey Nowak
  • Conforto set in outfield after transition in college July 28, 2014
    The Mets' No. 4 prospect Michael Conforto settled in at his position as an outfielder after experiments at several spots while playing at Oregon State.
    Tim Healey

NY Yankees:

  • Pineda set to make rehab start this weekend July 29, 2014
    The last time Michael Pineda was healthy enough to face a lineup, he was wearing a smudge of pine tar on his neck, an offense that got the right-hander ejected from an April 23 start at Fenway Park.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Girardi: Rest hopefully recharges Roberts July 29, 2014
    Brian Roberts has played in 91 games this season, marking his highest total since 2009, and Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the veteran second baseman may be wearing down as a result.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Teixeira hoping he's had final day of rest July 29, 2014
    Mark Teixeira took on-field batting practice Monday for the first time since he sustained what the Yankees called a lower lat strain, and the first baseman hopes to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Rangers at Globe Life Park.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Gardner has Yu's number, but Yanks fall in Texas July 29, 2014
    Brett Gardner continued to show off his head-scratching dominance of Yu Darvish, but the Rangers batted around against David Phelps in a four-run fifth inning and defeated the Yankees, 4-2, on Monday night at Globe Life Park.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Jeter passes Yaz for seventh on career hits list July 29, 2014
    Derek Jeter collected his 3,420th career hit on Monday night at Globe Life Park, passing Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski to move into seventh place on baseball's all-time list.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Girardi gives Cashman space to work on deals July 28, 2014
    Joe Girardi has more of an inside track to the Yankees' trade-rumor scene than the average observer, but the manager said that he prefers to give general manager Brian Cashman his space to work, rather than get excited about moves that might not happen.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Almonte rejoins Yanks as Francis designated July 28, 2014
    The Yankees recalled outfielder Zoilo Almonte from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, immediately inserting the 25-year-old to play left field and bat ninth against the Rangers.
    Bryan Hoch
  • Jeter reflects on battles with Rangers over years July 28, 2014
    Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter knows, with no hesitation, what he's going to miss the most after he retires from baseball at the conclusion of the season.
    T.R. Sullivan and Grace Raynor
  • Severino jumps to No. 1 on Yankees' updated Top 20 July 28, 2014
    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.
    Jim Callis
  • Torre's Hall speech: Game 'part of the American soul' July 28, 2014
    Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.
    Barry M. Bloom

Philadelphia Phillies :

  • Sandberg opts to give Byrd a rest against Mets July 29, 2014
    It raised a few eyebrows Tuesday afternoon when the Phillies posted a lineup without Marlon Byrd against the Mets at Citi Field. Manager Ryne Sandberg said it had nothing to do with an impending trade and that Byrd was a little sore after fouling a ball off his left foot Monday.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Amaro: Talks picking up as Deadline nears July 29, 2014
    The Phillies have a host of players available to trade, but many of those players are owed big-time money. The money has been an issue for teams. But Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday morning on Sportsradio 94WIP that things have picked up before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Phils hold private workout for Cuban outfielder Castillo July 29, 2014
    The Phillies held a private workout Tuesday in Clearwater, Fla., for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said he had watched some older video of the prospect and liked what he saw.
    Todd Zolecki
  • Cooperstown special to Carlton prior to Hall call July 29, 2014
    Before he was paving a path to Cooperstown in the Majors, Steve Carlton played there as a Minor Leaguer in the Cardinals' organization.
    Larry Shenk
  • Franco homers, collects four hits at Triple-A July 29, 2014
    Maikel Franco, the Phillies' No. 3 prospect, homered and collected four hits Monday, but it wasn't enough to lead Triple-A Lehigh Valley to victory. Buffalo defeated the visitors, 4-2.
    Teddy Cahill
  • Burnett struggles in series-opening loss to Mets July 29, 2014
    Maybe the Phillies' front office had a better Monday than its players. Time is ticking toward Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, which is the most important thing happening for the organization this week. The backdrop of change created a somewhat strange scene in Monday night's 7-1 loss to the Mets at Citi Field, where the Phillies and Mets […]
    Todd Zolecki
  • Amaro working the phones for trade possibilities July 29, 2014
    The Phillies' front office has been frustrated lately with its lack of success on the trade market, but it is still trying to complete at least one deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
    Todd Zolecki and Joey Nowak
  • Phils to hold workout for Cuban outfielder Castillo July 29, 2014
    It is no secret the Phillies are desperate for outfield help, so it is no surprise they are taking a closer look at Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports the Phillies will hold a private workout for Castillo on Tuesday. The Phillies were one of 28 teams that watched Castillo work out Saturday in Miami. Castillo, who is 5-foot […]
    Todd Zolecki and Joey Nowak
  • Phillies release outfielder Gwynn July 28, 2014
    The Phillies have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr., the team announced on Monday.
    Todd Zolecki and Joey Nowak
  • Motivated Phillies could wait to make moves July 28, 2014
    The Phillies have plenty of inventory, but will anybody actually buy it? As Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline approaches, perhaps no team has more players available than the Phillies, who are motivated to sell.
    Todd Zolecki

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