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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sandy Alderson on José Reyes, who he says will be in the minors '7-10 days': "I did meet with José personally. We talked for about an hour; the domestic abuse issue was the focal point of the conversation. I came away feeling he had taken responsibility for the mistake on his part and he was remorseful. He has paid a penalty for this. He is committed to ongoing counseling and support of organizations working against domestic abuse. And in addition to this personal meeting we had a lot of internal conversations. Jeff Wilpon was involved every step of the way. We are acutely aware of the issue that exists. José was a member of the Mets organization for 12 years and was a solid citizen the entire time, and we feel he deserved a second chance, and he deserved that second chance from us, where he spent his formative years."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sandy Alserson on José Reyes: "I did meet with José personally. We talked for about an hour; the domestic abuse issue was the focal point of the conversation. I came away feeling he had taken responsibility for the mistake on his part and he was remorseful. He has paid a penalty for this. He is committed to ongoing counseling and support of organizations working against domestic abuse. And in addition to this personal meeting we had a lot of internal conversations. Jeff Wilpon was involved every step of the way. We are acutely aware of the issue that exists. José was a member of the Mets organization for 12 years and was a solid citizen the entire time, and we feel he deserved a second chance, and he deserved that second chance from us, where he spent his formative years."

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton discusses the draft and what's ahead for the organization.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets hacen oficial fichaje de José Reyes a contrato de ligas menores con el equipo; jugará mañana con sucursal de Clase A.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Jose Reyes: "As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family. I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been in ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward. I appreciate the Mets organization for believing in me and providing the opportunity to come back home to New York."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Sandy Alderson: "We made the decision to offer a contract to Jose after extensive consideration and discussion with Jose, his representatives, Major League Baseball and various departments at the Mets. We are convinced that Jose has accepted responsibility for his actions and their consequences and have confirmed he is taking steps beyond those prescribed by MLB, including ongoing counseling. Accordingly, we believe he deserves a second chance to return to our organization."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes signed a minor league deal. He will play with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jose Reyes signing is official.

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Santana silencing Yanks bats

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2hAdam Rubin

Sources: Mets to drop Conforto, call up Nimmo

The Mets will shake up their outfield before Saturday's game in Atlanta. They will demote Michael Conforto to the minors and promote Brandon Nimmo, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin and reports.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto is expected to be demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. He has really struggled. Brandon Nimmo is the new left fielder.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Big news day: Brandon Nimmo is getting promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to the Mets. He is expected in Atlanta on Saturday night.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

New Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said he's talked to Carmelo Anthony about "running the court a little bit more" next season to get opportunities in transition. "He does it at times," Hornacek said Thursday. The coach added that he's seen instances where Anthony "would've gotten a 3-point shot off but (he was) so far back in the trail position that (he wasn't) ready when the kick-out came. He knows that if he can get the ball up the court a little bit quicker, we can push the ball up to him, attack a little bit quicker. So I think he knows that's part of that. Other than that, the guy's a great player. So we want him to continue what he's been doing." Hornacek also said Anthony wanted to strengthen his legs this offseason, after his first full season following knee surgery.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

To those who may want to see the Knicks trade Carmelo & build immediately around Kristaps Porzingis, Phil Jackson brings up an interesting point. He says Porzingis, 20, isn't ready to take on the responsibility of being the face of a franchise -- a role that Carmelo fills in New York. "With Kristaps, I think he very much looks to Carmelo as kind of a leader... which I think is appropriate and I respect him for that. He's not ready to shoulder any burden on himself," Jackson said Thursday. "He's not a neophyte, but he's still very young in this game. A couple years under his belt and he'll start to understand his effect and how he can move forward. I think he's making progress this summer, doing the right thing." Jackson was responding to a question about the challenge of building a team around a 32-year-old Anthony and 20-year-old Porzingis. Construction a roster that makes sense for both Anthony and Porzingis is a delicate balance for Jackson.

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