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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian McCann out of the Yankees lineup tonight against Yovani Gallardo, a right-hander for tonight's opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Here's the Yankees lineup: Gardner lf, Ellsbury cf, Sanchez c, Teixeira 1b, Gregorius ss, Castro 2b, Headley DH, Judge rf, Torreyes 3b, Cessa p

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Upon entering the Phillies locker room today, players were greeted with a message on the dry-erase board that read "I will miss all you guys. Good luck the rest of the season. Love you all, Chooch!" Ruiz departed for Los Angeles to join his new team, the Dodgers, after being traded on Thursday.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

My favorite story about Carlos Ruiz's leadership qualities: Roy Halladay told me he was pitching one night, gave up a couple of hits late in the game and out came Charlie Manuel. Next thing he knew, Ruiz was running to the mound because he clearly wanted to get there before the manager. "He said, `Don't let him take you out of this game. We need you in this game,'" Halladay said. "So I said to Charlie, `I want to stay in.' He looked at me. He looked at Chooch. Then he looked at Chase (Utley), who was standing behind me. And he knew he was pretty much outnumbered." So of course he stayed in the game. By Carlos Ruiz's decree.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Picture day isn't just for Little Leaguers. Here, the Nats get ready for their annual close-up. The presidents don't look happy about not being included.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals recalled right-handed pitcher Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis and optioned right-handed pitcher Sam Tuivailala to Memphis following last night's game.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets farmhands Champ Stuart and Blake Taylor will represent Great Britain and Ty Kelly, Tyler Herron and Josh Zeid will represent Israel in a World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament at Brooklyn's MCU Park Sept. 22-25. Ex-Mets Ike Davis and Josh Satin also will play for Israel. Brazil and Pakistan also are involved in the four-team tournament.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Rivera has returned to Las Vegas with the activation of Neil Walker from paternity leave. Walker's wife Niki gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nora Vail, on Tuesday morning.

It's a sheep! ... or maybe a goat

There was quite the disruption on the field during this minor league baseball game.

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Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Rosters were announced for the Brooklyn World Baseball Classic Qualifier and the team with the greatest Mets flavor is Team Israel. Among those on the team are former first baseman Ike Davis, former infielder Josh Satin and 2016 Met Ty Kelly. Davis is currently a free agent after a brief stint with the Yankees. Satin retired in June after time in Triple-A with the Padres. Team Israel plays its first game on Sep. 23 at MCU Park.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, the Red Sox activated Steven Wright from the disabled list to start tonight against the Royals at Fenway Park. Wright will occupy the roster spot vacated after yesterday's game when reliever Heath Hembree was optioned to Triple-A. Wright missed three starts after jamming his right shoulder diving back into second base as a pinch-runner Aug. 7 at Dodger Stadium.

Ellis trade 'somewhat risky' for Dodgers

Pedro Gomez says the intangibles that A.J. Ellis brings to the table make the trade to the Phillies "somewhat risky" for the Dodgers.

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