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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The fullback is back. Sort of. The Jets have re-signed Julian Howsare to their practice squad.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins acknowledged it's probably a bullpen role or nothing for Steven Matz at this point. Matz was scratched from Friday's planned return because of continued shoulder discomfort. He has not appeared in a game since Aug. 14.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores may be done for the season. He remains not close to being capable of swinging a bat. Flores injured his right wrist in a plate collision in Atlanta two weeks ago and has been diagnosed with a bone bruise. He since has received two cortisone shots.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Noah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session at Citi Field on Saturday in an attempt to be ready for a start on Monday or Tuesday, according to Roger Rubin at Citi Field. Syndergaard originally had been scheduled to start Saturday, but was scratched due to strep throat.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the Phillies lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Mets at Citi Field.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera continues to demonstrate his toughness. He starts the night after fouling a ball off his right knee area. Here's the Mets lineup for Saturday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Phillies. Sean Gilmartin starts for Noah Syndergaard. Lucas Duda gets a second straight start at first base. Michael Conforto gets rewarded for Friday's three-run homer. Reyes 3B, Cabrera SS, Cespedes LF, Granderson CF, Johnson 2B, Conforto RF, Duda 1B, d'Arnaud C, Gilmartin LHP

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Expect recently elevated safety Andrew Adams to be active Sunday vs. Redskins. He'll be on several special teams units.

Lineup: Yankees (79-74) at Blue Jays (84-69)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, DH (R)
  • 4. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 5. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • 6. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 7. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • 8. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • 9. Donovan Solano, 2B (R)
  • SP: C.C. Sabathia, LHP

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees Youth Movement lineup as they attempt to delay the inevitable this afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays: Gardner 7 Ellsbury 8 Sanchez dh Gregorius 6 Hicks 9 McCann 2 Torreyes 5 Austin 3 Solano 4 Sabathia 1. Marcus Stroman pitching for the Jays.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants signed safety Andrew Adams from the practice squad. Waived CB Michael Hunter. This was necessary because of recent injuries to safeties Mykkele Thompson and Darian Thompson.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson didn't seem bothered by Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf's assertion that Joakim Noah is no longer a top player. "I do see that he is getting (older), things are going to fall off a little bit for him but I don't think that is going to keep him from being a competitor," Jackson said.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Jackson knows he took on a lot of risk by acquiring players with injury histories this summer. His motivation was simple: to build a winning team. "In our situation (it) is definitely worth the risk. We have had two seasons that have not been successful and we needed to move forward and win."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek is pretty optimistic about the future health of his club. "First of all, I don't think we're going to have injuries. I don't think we're ever going to talk about it," he said Friday. Derrick Rose's knee issues have been well documented. But neither he nor any other Knick will enter the season on minutes restrictions, GM Steve Mills said.

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