New York Teams

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Neil Walker's wife Niki gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nora Vail, at 3:06 a.m. Tuesday in Pittsburgh. She weighed seven pounds, three ounces. Walker indicated he expects to rejoin the team on Friday. T.J. Rivera has joined the Mets while Walker is on paternity leave.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Gsellman reacts to getting promoted to the majors. He initially will work as a reliever.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Tuesday's 8:15 p.m. ET series opener against the Mets at Busch Stadium. Pham, LF Piscotty, RF Carpenter, 2B Moss, 1B Molina, C Peralta, 3B Gyorko, SS Grichuk, CF Garcia, LHP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 8:15 p.m. ET series opener against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Reyes, 3B Cabrera, SS Cespedes, LF Flores, 1B Bruce, RF TJ Rivera, 2B Ruggiano, CF D'Arnaud, C Niese, LHP

With 26th pick in draft, Nets would ...

Chad Ford consoles Brooklyn fans writing that, despite the infamous 2013 trade with Boston putting the Nets this low, there's still quality to tab. That includes Michigan State freshman Miles Bridges, whose primary need is improved shooting. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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Will Williams continue to progress?

Leonard Williams isn't just resting on his laurels this offseason. He's improved physically and mentally entering his second season, and the Jets are looking for him to anchor their defensive line. Players who could have breakout seasons in 2016

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Dellin Betances pitching for Team USA?

Betances will be 32 by the time the Tokyo Olympics are here, but the 6-foot-8 flamethrower will likely still be a late-inning weapon then. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, he would surely make the cut. Schoenfield: 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

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Is Steven Matz's injury a concern?

With David Wright and Matt Harvey out for the season, the Mets' drama revolves around Matz, who was sent to the DL with a left shoulder strain on Sunday. If Matz is gone for an extended period of time, it could hurt the already-dwindling playoff hopes of the defending NL champs. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Noah Syndergaard pitching for Team USA?

As long as his arm remains in one piece, Syndergaard would form a dynamic rotation along with Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, the 23-year-old would surely make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Odell Beckham Jr. wouldn't touch anything on the Josh Norman topic. "I'm really here to focus on the New York Giants," he said. Beckham was willing to talk about Rashad Jennings' charity or Mark Herzlich's community work or "anything other than that."

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees announce that they have placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list with right rotator cuff inflammation; recalled RHP Ben Heller from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

K Randy Bullock says he was told he's here to compete with Josh Brown. May the best kicker win. Brown, meanwhile, took all the kicks at Tuesday's practice. Made all 4 of his attempts

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

LB J.T. Thomas activated from PUP. Wouldn't get into detail of hamstring injury but did admit it took longer than expected to get healthy.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

WR Victor Cruz returned to practice and was on the field for 18 snaps in live team drills. He had a team-high seven receptions. It was his biggest workload and most productive practice this summer. Clearly a step in the right direction after being sidelined with a groin injury.

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Is Cespedes baseball's best power hitter?

As he's proven in his first few games since being activated from the disabled list last week, Yoenis Cespedes packs serious punch at the plate. Is he No. 1 on Keith Law's list? Best hitting/speed tools in MLB (Insider)

With 14th pick in draft, Knicks would ...

Chad Ford acknowledges that New York isn't planning to select in next summer's lottery (again). A team that acquired lots of veteran talent this summer would probably like what Kentucky freshman guard Malik Monk can provide. Mock Draft 1.0 (Insider)

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1927 Yankees diary

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