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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

The tarp is on the field in NY as rain is expected in the area. Jason Heyward returns to the lineup after getting two days off in a row. Albert Almora Jr. bats ninth for the Cubs with Jason Hammel on the mound.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

One exec who has talked with the Braves on the likelihood they'll move Julio Teheran: "They will -- if they get what they're looking for." And what are they looking for? "Better than the Shelby Miller deal."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Binghamton lineup has not been posted yet, but Juan Lagares and Jose Reyes remain with the Double-A club Friday. Sandy Alderson had mentioned Thursday that it was possible Lagares could be activated from the disabled list on Friday. Lagares is trying to demonstrate he can play with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.

ESPN @espn

Happy Bobby Bonilla Day, Mets fans! Like every July 1 until 2035, the man who retired 15 years ago gets $1.19 mill:

Why Bobby Bonilla gets paid $1.19M today

Each year on July 1, the Mets have to bust out the checkbook to pay someone who hasn't played for them since 1999. Here's why

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Reliever Jim Henderson will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Friday. Henderson landed on the disabled list on June 21 with biceps tendinitis.

OTD: Tough-luck no-hitter

On this date in 1990, Andy Hawkins pitched eight no-hit innings for the Yankees, but he ended up losing.


Is Carlos Carrasco the best AL starter?

David Schoenfield writes that it's close, but Carrasco's 14 strikeouts in Toronto show he's worthy of the title. What we learned Thursday

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ICYMI: No DH, no problem

Batting in place of a designated hitter in an American League park, pitcher Madison Bumgarner went 1-for-4 and struck out four batters as the Giants beat the Athletics.


Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

Yes, there are of course other players besides Bobby Bonilla getting deferred $. Highest interest rate? Braves paying Bruce Sutter 13%!