New York Teams

Lineup: Yankees (67-63) at Royals (69-62)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 5. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 6. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 7. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 8. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 9. Tyler Austin, 1B (R)
  • SP: Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Had a real nice chat with David Wright today. He actually walks the upper deck and other parts of the stadium a few hours before each game, since that's the only exercise he's permitted to do for now. He said stadium vendors are very friendly and are always offering him hotdogs and beer. Wright said his next neck exam is in early September. He has about 60 percent mobility with his neck now. It should get to about 95 percent within six months. Wright said he realized early on that the gates are open pretty early on Fridays and Saturdays at Citi Field. He was doing his daily walk when fans spotted him conspicuously wearing his Mets garb.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

To get roster to 75 the Giants cut: S Bennett Jackson and Cooper Taylor, DE Mike Rose, WRs K.J. Maye and Kadron Boone, OL Shane McDermott, RB Marshaun Coprich, CB Joe Powell, DTs Davon Coleman and Mike Rose. TE Ryan Malleck (burner) was waived/injured. OT Byron Stingily was placed on injured reserve,

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz says an impingement is causing shoulder discomfort. He predicts he will pitch again this season, but his planned return from the DL on Thursday is off.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the reports are there is no real structural damage with Steven Matz. The concern is about stiffness/tightness in Matz's shoulder, which returned during one toss whole throwing on flat ground Monday. Matz immediately was shut down.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the reports are there is no real structural damage with Steven Matz. The concern is about stiffness/tightness in Matz's shoulder, which returned during one toss whole throwing on flat ground Tuesday. Matz immediately was shut down.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins confirms Michael Conforto will join the team when the roster expands Thursday. Conforto will be "in the mix" for playing time, although Collins could not define what that means.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz is scratched for Thursday. His shoulder is not ready. Jacob deGrom moves up a day.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he's not privy to announce the specifics of Neil Walker's back injury, but Walker will need rest every several games once he returns to the lineup. He will not be playing five straight games without a day for the remainder of the season.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

After saying yesterday he might play Geno Smith on Thursday against the Eagles, Jets coach Todd Bowles said today he'll go with Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg. Smith won't play, after all. This would seem to indicate Smith has locked up the No. 2 job. Bowles on the four-man QB race: "All four are good football players. We can keep all four. It's just a matter of battling with the other positions, so that's still up for grabs. We'll have to wait until after this game to see how that plays out."

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Montero actually is headed back to Binghamton, not Las Vegas. The initial announcement is incorrect.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Marlins lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Mets at Citi Field:

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Mets needed more from Matt Harvey

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Marlins at Citi Field: Jose Reyes – 3B Asdrubal Cabrera – SS Yoenis Cespedes – LF Jay Bruce – RF Alejandro De Aza – CF Wilmer Flores – 2B James Loney – 1B Rene Rivera – C Seth Lugo - RHP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) returns to shortstop on Tuesday, even though he said he was unable to run Monday. Neil Walker (back) remains sidelined.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have extended their player development agreement with Triple-A Las Vegas for two more seasons, through 2018. The Pacific Coast League is clearly not ideal travel-wise, but the Mets decided to re-up.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets confirm that Rafael Montero has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Logan Verrett. Montero will be permitted to return in one week, when the 51s' season ends.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants released safeties Cooper Taylor and Bennett Jackson, per source.

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Yankees need more from Michael Pineda

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