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Richburg could have break out season

Weston Richburg moved back to center last season, where he flashed signs of being one of the league's top players at his natural position, writes Jordan Ranaan. Don't be surprised to see him named to the Pro Bowl and possibly All-Pro team. Players who could have breakout seasons in 2016

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Flamethrower Dellin Betances was thrilled to meet Hall-of-Famer Ken Griffey Jr. today.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins expressed concern pregame about the status of Jon Niese's left knee. Well, Niese lasted only four batters -- allowing three to reach -- before departing with an escort from trainer Ray Ramirez on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. It matched the shortest start of Niese's career. He also lasted only one out at Texas on July 4, 2014, when he was struck in the lower back by a line drive. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on Tuesday. It is Gsellman's MLB debut. The Mets chose not to use Monday's off day to skip Niese's start because of Steven Matz's shoulder issue and a determination Jacob deGrom could use extra rest.

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Are Mark Teixeira's injuries a concern?

If Teixeira, now a bench player, can put the neck and knee injuries behind him and thrill Yankees diehards with a few big moments in September, it will make for a more heartwarming send-off than the one enjoyed by Alex Rodriguez, Jerry Crasnick writes. Injury questions for contenders

Lineup: Yankees (63-61) at Mariners (67-57)

  • 1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 2. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, DH (R)
  • 4. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 6. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 7. Aaron Judge, RF (R)
  • 8. Aaron Hicks, LF (S)
  • 9. Ronald Torreyes, 3B (R)
  • SP: CC Sabathia, LHP
  • Daily lineups

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ken Griffey Jr. joins the ESPN broadcast today for Yankees-Mariners on Tuesday Night Baseball!

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees Gary Sanchez is batting third and DHing. Manager Joe Girardi had planned on giving the rookie sensation a day off, but Sanchez is hitting too well. Mark Teixeira is starting instead of Tyler Austin.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

What a day for TUESDAY Night Baseball at Safeco Field!

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bills RB Karlos Williams visited the Jets today, source confirms (via WGR radio). Due diligence. No deal imminent.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

What a day for Wednesday Night Baseball at Safeco Field! Ken Griffey Jr. joins the broadcast tonight!

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Mets come into this series in St. Louis trying to get more squarely in the wild-card race. They are 4 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second spot. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't counting them out just yet.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says Jon Niese's left knee remains an issue. Robert Gsellman would step in if Niese has to depart Tuesday's game early.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz (shoulder) is expected to return to the rotation next Tuesday, Terry Collins said. Seth Lugo starts for Matz on Thursday against the Cardinals. The Mets backdated Matz's DL stint, so he is eligible the next time his turn comes up.

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

1927 Yankees diary

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