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Eli Apple reaches out, impresses Justin Tuck

Retiring Giants defensive end Justin Tuck was surprised to get a call from first-round pick Eli Apple last week, a sign of maturity Tuck appreciated.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Rodriguez' hamstring pull is a "1-plus," according to Joe Girardi, which is more severe than CC Sabathia's groin pull. Girardi said he "hoped" A-Rod would return at the end of the 15-day DL period "but we'll have to see how he heals." A similar injury suffered by the Marlins Giancarlo Stanton in 2013 sidelined the then 24-year-old for five weeks. A-Rod turns 41 in July.

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Do you believe in Fitzmagic?

This battle is between Ryan Fitzpatrick and management. The Jets want Fitzpatrick to be their starter, but he says he'd rather retire than play for $8 million a year. Until that happens, the Jets' situation is in flux. And dare we mention their next option -- Geno Smith. 2016 QB battles

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Carlos Beltrán on the cancellation of the games in Puerto Rico: "This is something that will affect Puerto Rico. People were really looking forward to the series and to have the opportunity to attend Major League Baseball games in Puerto Rico. We all know that Puerto Rico is going through a very difficult time and this is basically just another low blow for the island. I don't what is the rate of people infected with the virus in Puerto Rico, compared with Florida, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, and other places where the Zika virus has been found. But at the end of the day, MLB and the people who have made this decision must have their reasons."

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Girardi said CC Sabathia's groin pull, in his left (push off) leg, was diagnosed as a Grade 1, which normally means at least a three-week absence. "I think you would feel pretty fortunate if you could get him then," Girardi said. Ivan Nova will take over Sabathia's rotation spot beginning Monday night against the KC Royals.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have reached out to Frank Vogel's representatives to gauge the ex-Pacers coach's interest in the NYK job, league sources confirm. The contact was made by GM Steve Mills, per league sources. It was first reported by the New York Post.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the Giants practice highlights (sorry, I wasn't filming at the time) was second-round pick Sterling Shepard beating first-rounder Eli Apple deep, but bobbling the ball and Apple intercepting the pass. Coach Ben McAdoo lauded Apple's awareness and ball skills in the recovery.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants fifth-round pick Paul Perkins staying after practice, catching passes from tryout QB Vad Lee. Last two guys on the field.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight's Yankees lineup vs. Red Sox and rhp Rick Porcello: Ellsbury 8, Gardner 7, Teixeira 3, McCann 2, Beltran DH, Castro 4, Hicks 9, Gregorius 6, Torreyes 5, Pineda 1

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Annie Apple on Eli Apple's transition to NFL

Annie Apple, mother of Giants CB Eli Apple, dishes on helping her son transition to the NFL, the criticism he received before the draft, her career and her tweet about girls sliding into rookies' direct messages.

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Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants first-round pick Eli Apple and third-rounder Darian Thompson in defensive back drills at rookie minicamp.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As if the last place Yankees don't have enough problems, starter CC Sabathia is joining Alex Rodriguez on the disabled list. Sabathia has a strained left groin. Sabathia pitched his best game of the year on Wednesday, throwing seven scoreless innings against the Orioles to snap a six-game Yankee losing streak. Sabathia will likely be replaced by Ivan Nova in the rotation. Reliever Phil Coke is being called up from Triple-A.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees announce that they placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to 5/5) with a left groin strain and signed LHP Phil Coke to a Major League contract and selected him to the 25-man roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Justin Tuck says he is going to the Wharton School to pursue his MBA.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

The man of the hour, with his guys.

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.