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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.

Rapaport blasts Rose's appearance at press conference (0:58)

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.

Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)

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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¿La Gran Manzana lo llama?

Kevin Durant le hace al misterio. Aunque las versiones de una posible visita a los Knicks siguen creciendo, el jugador declina dar pistas de qué hará en la agencia libre. Leer

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Matz is killing it for the Mets

Steven Matz has quickly become one of the best left-handed starters in the NL behind Clayton Kershaw, Madison Bumgarner and Jon Lester, writes Jim Bowden. His fastball has been sitting around 93-95 mph with an 87-mph slider, 78-mph curveball and 82-mph change. Top 10 rookies (Insider)

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was also emphatic that the team is not trading Brook Lopez: "No. Absolutely not. Have not talked about it."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to finding a big man in free agency, the Knicks need to find a replacement for Arron Afflalo at shooting guard. DeMar DeRozan is the biggest name on the market (not counting Kevin Durant), and the Knicks are reportedly interested. Orlando's Evan Fournier and Charlotte's Nic Batum also have fans in the Knicks' organization, sources say. The club's of interest in both Batum and Fournier is unclear. Batum, of course, will have many suitors on July 1 and will likely command a max salary. Fournier is a restricted free agent and it seems likely that Orlando works to retain him because the club just traded Victor Oladipo. Nonetheless, it will be interesting to see if the Knicks prioritize center over shooting guard in free agency; they probably won't the able to spend big money on both positions.

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