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Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a close-up look at the Yankees new matte road helmets. This particular one won't be used today or probably tomorrow; Mark Teixeira, still bothered by neck spasms but somewhat improved today, is unlikely to play until Monday according to Joe Girardi.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Romine gets the nod over Brian McCann in the Yankees lineup today vs. Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore. Brett Gardner also sits in favor of righty swinging Aaron Hicks. Here's the entire rundown:

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Loney had a June 1 opt-out in his deal with the Padres, so San Diego doesn't have much trade leverage w/Mets.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Mets should have James Loney activated by Tuesday. They face left-handers Clayton Kershaw and Jose Quintana Sunday/Monday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets have landed James Loney, I'm told.

OTD: Barry Bonds hits 715th home run

On May 28, 2006, Bonds surpassed Babe Ruth on the all-time home runs list.

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Stars are out in Cooperstown … what else is new? #HOFClassic

Pitchers who will, won't turn it around

For all of Matt Harvey's struggles this season, he also has been one of the unluckiest pitchers on his batted balls. Even if Harvey's stuff is diminished, Scott Spratt thinks he can expect to see better results. Bad luck, bad seasons (Insider)

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have designated for assignment ex-Mets infielder Ruben Tejada. He would have to accept an assignment to Triple-A Memphis. Tejada was hitting only .176 (6-for-34) with St. Louis. Rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz is hitting .327 with seven homers and 25 RBIs for the Cardinals.

Olney: Pirates are a sleeping giant

Glaring needs are developing for championship contenders, but Pittsburgh doesn't have any gaping holes right now. Watch out (Insider)

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