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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

New York has hung in the wild-card race despite the fact that Pineda is 6-10 with a 5.02 ERA and remains one of the most frustrating pitchers in the majors, David Schoenfield writes. Where would the Yankees be if Pineda had been better? Players affecting team's 2016 hopes (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The victorious Maine-Endwell (N.Y.) Little League team will be honored at Citi Field before Wednesday's Mets game. The team beat South Korea, 2-1, on Sunday to win the Little League World Series. It's the first New York team to win since Staten Island's Mid-Island league did so in 1964.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

The Giants are signing OL Will Beatty, per source. They released Beatty earlier this year.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets confirm that Logan Verrett will be added to the roster from Triple-A Las Vegas before Tuesday's game against the Marlins. They did not yet announce the corresponding move, but Rafael Montero demoted would seem to make sense since he threw 100 pitches Monday and would be unavailable for several days.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Sterling Shepard told me he plans to keep No. 87. He originally thought about a change but it was his dad's number and people have now come to recognize him by it.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets pared their roster to 75 by waiving 3 -- S Dion Bailey, RB Romar Morris and DL Jake Ceresna. All injured.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben McAdoo says playing time in preseason finale will depend on a 'case-by-case' basis. Wouldn't say whether any starters would play or not Thursday vs. Patriots.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Did not practice: LB Jonathan Casillas, LB Jasper Brinkley, S Darian Thompson, TE Will Johnson, DB Leon Hall, LB BJ Goodson. TE Ryan Malleck and OT Byron Stingily left early with injuries.

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Why Eli Apple might struggle early

Field Yates doesn't doubt Apple's talent, but he thinks it might take some time to shine through. First and foremost, he might have a tough time getting on the field. Insiders roundtable

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Great games happen in late August

Take the Marlins-Mets game, for example. Jose Fernandez set a new franchise record for strikeouts in a season, but the big moment came when Yoenis Cespedes hit the second walk-off homer of his career to lead New York to a pivotal win. What we learned Monday

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony is still pretty popular among the younger generation. Anthony ranked tied for second in a rookie survey from NBA.com that posed the following question: "Who is your favorite player in the league?" Anthony, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook all received 9.4 percent of the vote. Kevin Durant (29.7 percent) was the runaway winner. Stephen Curry surprisingly finished outside of the Top 10.

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Cespedes pivotal to Mets' pennant race

The Mets are 2½ games behind in the NL wild-card race and have been crushed by injuries. Lucas Duda is out, David Wright is out -- and Jay Bruce isn't injured, but struggling. If Yoenis Cespedes doesn't hit, it's hard to imagine them earning a playoff spot, Buster Olney writes. Key players in pennant races (Insider)

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Yoenis Cespedes drops the mic on Marlins

In a crucial game for the Mets, Cespedes played hero with a 10th-inning, walk-off homer. The blast traveled 435 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

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Monday's longest home runs

Yoenis Cespedes left no doubt about his walk-off homer, blasting one 435 feet to lead the way on Monday. Randal Grichuk, Kole Calhoun and a couple of Cubs round out the list.

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'Zinger' to make All-Star debut?

Kristaps Porzingis was one of the top vote-getters when our Summer Forecast panel was asked to identify who could be making their first All-Star Game. First-time All-Star candidates

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Not spotted at Jets practice this morning: Brandon Marshall (hip), David Harris (shoulder) and Bruce Carter (shoulder). They won't play Thursday, when most starters and key backups will sit. Mo Wilkerson returned after a rest day. Dee Milliner (hamstring), Jordan Jenkins (calf) and Josh Martin (ankle) among those in the rehab area, meaning they probably won't practice.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • 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.