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Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer 

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (left hand contusion) will not play this evening against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

.@‪AChapman_105 ‬ junto a José Contreras en el primer juego de primavera de los Yankees.

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Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Bobby Bonilla turns 54 today. As part of a deferred compensation deal for the 2000 season, the Mets will pay him $1.19 million a year through his 72nd birthday.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Lefty Jon Niese said he accepted a minor league deal with the Yankees because he thought it was his best chance to make a big league roster. He thinks there are opportunities in the bullpen and the rotation. He had no major league contract offers.

ESPN Stats and Information  

New Yankees minor-league acquisition Jonathon Niese doesn't have much experience versus AL teams. He has a 4.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 187 games against NL opponents and a 4.62 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 24 games against AL foes.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Yankees signed Jonathon Niese to a minor-league contract. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. Three pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have a minor league deal with Jon Niese, pending his physical, a source confirms. Niese was 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA last year. He will be an extra arm in camp with an outside chance to make the rotation. The New York Post first mentioned the signing.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes has purchased his eighth customized car. This one, a Mercedes GLE 63s coupe ($120K), was customized by The Auto Firm for an additional $55K. The car will be featured on Velocity later this year on a show series on the customizer.

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Eduardo Perez ESPN 

The Mets Pitchers Fielding Practice (PFP) taking place in Port St Lucie, FL.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Terry Collins wants his starters to know the reason the old Braves rotation set the standard for greatness: Because it stayed healthy for so long.

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Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Before people can call the Mets' rotation "great," their manager, Terry Collins, says they need to call it something else: "Healthy."

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1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.