New York Teams

Cimini: Jets 'whole' with Fitzpatrick signing (1:10)

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Pretty epic battle between Adam Wainwright and Yoenis Cespedes in the seventh inning. Wainwright was riding a string of eight quality starts in his previous nine outings and he has regained manager Mike Matheny's trust late in games, so he was facing Cespedes even though his pitch count had gone over 110 with two runners on in the seventh inning. After Cespedes fouled off a good high fastball on 3-and-2, Wainwright hung a curveball on his 117th pitch and Cespedes hit it off the facing of the second deck for a two-run home run, his 22nd, that gave the Mets a 4-3 lead.

White Sox, Royals and Yankees have plenty of trade options (2:58)

Lineup: Yankees (52-48) at Astros (54-46)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Brian McCann, C (L)
  • 5. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 6. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 7. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (S)
  • SP: Masahiro Tanaka, RHP
  • Daily notes

How did Fitzpatrick's deal with the Jets come together? (1:43)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets people say other teams are still asking for the moon in trade proposals. Perhaps there will be more progress this weekend, they speculate, once teams get more reasonable.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Boxer Carl Frampton, 22-0, chats with James Loney in the home dugout during Mets batting practice at Citi Field. Frampton is fighting for the featherweight championship Saturday at Barclays Center.

Stats & Info

Forties haven't been kind to A-Rod

Since he turned 40 years old on July 27 last year, Alex Rodriguez has been one of the worst hitters in the majors in terms of batting average.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Birthday boy Alex Rodriguez on still being on a major league roster: "When I first started to play this game, as a a young lad, I never thought I'd be playing in the major leagues for so long; especially at 41," A-Rod said. "I'm representing all the senior citizens." Rodriguez will start the game on the bench Wednesday for the fifth straight time.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

So it's done: Ryan Fitzpatrick agrees to a one-year, $12M deal, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. The recent Mo Wilkerson contract created $5.7M in cap room, which made it possible to take a $12 M cap hit for Fitzpatrick. Still surprised, though. A while back, the Jets had no interest in a one-year deal. To me, Fitzpatrick wins.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez on turning 41: "I'm getting old," Rodriguez said. "It makes you feel grateful, not a lot of 41-year-olds get to wear a baseball uniform every day. That's one. I definitely feel grateful for health, family, friends and just the opportunity to wear pinstripes."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is apparently not sentimental when it comes to birthdays. Alex Rodriguez turned 41 on Wednesday, but did not get a spot in the lineup against righty Lance McCullers. It is not a surprise as Girardi planned to DH Carlos Beltran all three games here in Houston. It is the fifth game in a row Rodriguez has been benched.

Mangold tap dances around QB questions (0:41)
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Feliz 41º cumpleaños a A-Rod; ¿tendrá tiempo de juego?

Alex Rodríguez llega al día de su 41º cumpleaños sin tener claro su tiempo de juego con los Yankees, aunque sus números en el día que conmemora su nacimiento lo respaldan. Leer

Matt Hasselbeck: Foles can be Super Bowl QB (1:44)

1927 Yankees diary

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