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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's David Wright discussing the process going forward from his discectomy and fusion as well as answering whether he will play again this season, which seems doubtful. "You can do the math," Wright said.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Wright, at Citi Field, says he will play again. It did not sound realistic that he will play this season, though. He said he will lose about 5 percent mobility because of the fusion surgery, but suggested that would be a non-issue and the neck otherwise should be as good as new. He had a significant rupture to a disk that needed to be removed, as well as fragments that needed to come out. He said he did not have a problem with the Mets showing interest in a long-term third baseman, Yulieski Gourriel. Wright said he will watch home games from the bullpen because he cannot be bumped and is helpless to defend himself in the dugout.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Islanders made the Andrew Ladd deal official. "Andrew is a highly skilled, versatile, heart-and-soul type of player and we're thrilled to welcome him to the Islanders organization," said GM Garth Snow. "He's a leader and proven winner who will help our team continue to build towards a Stanley Cup championship."

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Friday's Mets-Cubs lineups

Jacob deGrom will start on the mound for the Mets. The Cubs counter with Jason Hammel.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Guard Austin Rivers is scheduled to meet with the Knicks in Orlando at some point today, per league sources. Rivers is one of the shooting guards the Knicks have interest in. Courtney Lee and Eric Gordon are also on the club's radar, sources say.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Juan Lagares will start Sunday against Jon Lester. So he will be activated from the disabled list by the end of the series against the Cubs. Lagares is in the lineup for Game 1 of Binghamton's doubleheader on Friday night.

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Maybe Zen will trump hard numbers

If the Knicks sign Joakim Noah as reported after acquiring Derrick Rose last week, ESPN Stats & Info notes they'll have added two of the least efficient players during the past NBA season. Noah's effective field-goal percentage of 38.3 percent was the worst in the league. Rose had the third-fewest win shares for players who logged at least 2,000 minutes (0.4).

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Tranquilo, Bobby, tranquilo... ¡que tu cheque llegará!

Hasta el año 2035, los Mets están obligados a pagarle un dinero por un acuerdo que muchos analistas consideran fue uno horrible. Leer

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Yulieski Gurriel tuvo entrenamiento privado con los Yankees

Una fuente del equipo le dijo a ESPN Digital que la sesión de entrenamiento fue de aproximadamente una hora, en la que tomó práctica de bateo y trabajó en segunda y tercera base. Leer

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Juan Lagares cerca de salir de lista de lesionados de los Mets

El regreso de Lagares, quien se encuentra en una asignación de rehabilitación en Doble A, sería de gran ayuda para la ofensiva del conjunto neoyorquino. Leer

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah posted a photo of himself in a Knicks hat on Instagram. Seems to be an indication that they've come to an agreement.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Michael Grabner, the team announced Friday. Grabner, 28, has 397 games of NHL experience with the Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs. He has 104 goals and 69 assists for 173 points.

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Free-agency winners and losers ... so far

Milan Lucic will plug a big hole in Edmonton, Kyle Okposo could be a playoff key for Buffalo and Chicago's reunion with Brian Campbell might pay off. But the Rangers are losing relevance.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Rangers also agree to terms with free-agent defenseman Adam Clendening.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a one-year deal worth $600,00 for Nathan Gerbe and the New York Rangers.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Nathan Gerbe, the team announced Friday. Gerbe, 28, has 394 career NHL games in parts of eight seasons with Buffalo and Carolina, registering 58 goals and 80 assists for 138 points, along with 172 penalty minutes.

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.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

After winning a Stanley Cup championship with the Pittsburgh Penguins, 32-year-old defenseman Ben Lovejoy signed a three-year deal worth $2.67 million, according to a league source. He was a major contributor in the playoffs for the Penguins and earned $1.1 million in Pittsburgh last season. Due to cap constraints, the Penguins could not re-sign him, so the UFA signed with the Devils. In 334 career regular-season games with the Penguins and Anaheim Ducks, Lovejoy has 15 goals and 62 assists for 77 points.

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Let's make a (huge) deal

NBA free-agent contracts can't be signed until Thursday. Here's what's reported to have been informally decided with the beginning of the formal negotiating period at midnight ET Friday.

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