New York Teams

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he never considered pinch-hitting Alex Rodriguez in Aaron Hicks' place in the ninth, despite the fact that the tying run was at the plate early Tuesday morning. With a righty on the mound, the amount of hours Rodriguez sat and the short porch in right, Girardi said turning to A-Rod was not a thought. When asked when he could pinch-hit A-Rod in AL parks, Girardi didn't have much of answer instead basically saying wait-and-see. A-Rod is in tonight's lineup, starting against lefty Cole Hamels. A-Rod is 1-for-6 with a homer.

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Tuesday's Mets-Nationals lineups

Here are the lineups for Tuesday's game between the Mets and the Nationals at Nationals Park.

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Two to rep Yankees at Futures Game

Shortstop Jorge Mateo and C Gary Sanchez will play for the World team at this summer's All-Star Futures Game in San Diego. The duo ranked second and third, respectively, among Keith Law's top Yankees prospects this offseason.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

After not finishing until 2:44 on Tuesday morning, the Yankees and Rangers may face some more rain today. AccuWeather says there could be thunderstorms during tonight's game. Bring your umbrellas and -- judging from last night -- maybe a sleeping bag.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek has a 'big supporter' in Carmelo Anthony. Anthony explains why here: "He came to see me work out a couple of times, which was surprising.... That was good feeling just to see the energy and vibe, it was a lot different," Anthony said Monday at the unveiling of the Team USA roster in Harlem. "For him to take that step and want to have that conversation with me, wanting to start off the relationship on the right foot, I accepted that. How we're going to play, we haven't discussed basketball... but I'm a big supporter.''

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Padres manager Andy Green, whose team is hosting the All-Star Game, will serve as a coach on Terry Collins' All-Star staff. Otherwise, Collins is taking his coaches -- no other NL managers.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson estimated Lucas Duda is still two weeks from baseball activity outdoors. Duda is on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson predicted Yulieski Gourriel will take about a month to be ready to compete in the majors.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes will work strictly at third base in the minors before being promoted. The outfield and other exposure will only come once he joins the Mets.

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The beginning of the end for Alex Rodriguez

The New York Yankees benched Alex Rodriguez, who has struggled all season against righties, for the second consecutive day on Monday.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected, Alex Rodriguez is at DH and batting third with lefty Cole Hamels tonight. The Yankees have also moved Carlos Beltran into the two hole.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "evaluating where we are" with respect to making an offer on Yulieski Gourriel. He took BP from coaches, took grounders at third and second base on Monday in Port St. Lucie. The agent would like a deal in the next week or two weeks but has multiple other showcases before committing. Having Jose Reyes doesn't really affect interest in Gourriel.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Logan Verrett will start on Wednesday against the Nationals opposite Max Scherzer in a spot start. Steven Matz starts Thursday, bumped back a day.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will not need to regularly skip Steven Matz or otherwise give him extra rest. The Mets may go to a six-man rotation at some point. Surgery would sideline Matz for three months.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson said Noah Syndergaard's small bone spur will not need to be removed after the season. Ninety percent of the pitchers have something similar, Alderson estimated.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson acknowledged Noah Syndergaard has a small spur in the back of elbow. "It's really insignificant," Alderson said. He will continue to pitch on turn.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz will stay in the rotation, but instead pitch on Thursday at Citi Field. Sandy Alderson said the spur at the back of the elbow cannot cause further damage. It's just a discomfort threshold. The spur will have to be surgically removed, but may wait until end of the season.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

For those wondering: Knicks Summer League games will be televised by MSG Network and will feature the commentary of the legendary Walt "Clyde" Frazier.

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