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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Juan Lagares, who landed on the disabled list with that partial tear in his right thumb, is doing baseball activity in Florida. He could enter rehab games in the near future. Assistant GM John Ricco said Lagares still will need to learn whether he can play on a regular basis before a determination of whether surgery will be avoided can be made.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Wheeler is due to long toss in Port St. Lucie on Monday. It will mark his first time throwing since receiving the cortisone injection last week in New York for elbow discomfort. The Mets say Wheeler's surgically repaired elbow is structurally sound. It certainly appears as though Wheeler will not reach the majors until August, although the Mets have been noncommittal on a revised timetable.

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Sunday's Mets-Braves lineups

Brandon Nimmo will get his first major league start in right field as the Mets wrap up a series in Atlanta.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Jeurys Familia is likely unavailable Sunday and Addison Reed may not be available, either. Hansel Robles or Erik Goeddel may close on Sunday against the Braves.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera both needed a day off. Granderson's legs are tired, according to Terry Collins. Cabrera, who never does, asked for Sunday off. At least they'll be fresh for Nationals series.

Brunell has more confidence in Garoppolo than Geno (0:46)
Will a team be willing to pay Howard max money? (0:53)
Pitching duel comes down to Kelly Johnson HR in 11th (1:15)
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13hDan Rafael

Thurman outslugs Porter to retain title in thriller

In a surefire contender for fight of the year, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter traded blows for 12 action-packed rounds Saturday, with Thurman narrowly emerging to retain his 147-pound belt.

Johnson's 11th inning HR is the winner for the Mets (0:38)
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16hMark Simon

Michael Pineda might be better than his stats

Although Saturday's start was against a lineup with minimal offensive power, Michael Pineda looked more like the pitcher the Yankees hope he can be.

Law disappointed Mets are bringing Reyes back (1:16)
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Giants ready to start fresh

First and foremost, the absence of Tom Coughlin in New York will be a huge difference for the Giants to adjust to. But, thanks to a defensive spending spree, they might be able to start their season on a good note.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

My friends at Faith and Fear in Flushing keep what they call a list of "Recidivist Mets." It begins with Frank Lary in 1965 and goes through Kelly Johnson this season. Jose Reyes becomes No. 42. The list of homegrown Mets who departed and then returned includes Tim Foli, Mike Jorgensen, Tom Seaver, Lee Mazzilli, Alex Trevino, Hubie Brooks, Jeff McKnight, Jeff Tam, Bill Pulsipher, Pete Walker, Jeromy Burnitz, Tsuyoshi Shinjo (homegrown as far as U.S. play), Mike Jacobs, Jason Isringhausen and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.


Deep to the warning track ... with fries

A fan dropped a bucket of fries on the field, and Yankees LF Brett Gardner ran down the slices of spuds.

Fan drops fries on field, Gardner cleans up (0:23)
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18hDanny Knobler, Special to

Yankees tax bullpen to pull out win against Twins

The Yankees were forced to use their set of dominant relievers for a second straight day against the Twins, but the trio delivered once again.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins explains what he saw Friday that prompted him to recommend Michael Conforto be demoted for a brief period.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo discloses how Triple-A manager Wally Backman informed the 2011 first-round pick of his promotion to the majors. Nimmo will get his first major league start on Sunday. Terry Collins preferred avoiding Nimmo starting Saturday against Julio Teheran after a full day of travel.

1927 Yankees diary

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