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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.

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Daily News is reporting that Jamal Crawford could be an option for the Knicks at shooting guard. Crawford, a former Knick, is a super scorer off the bench. New York is currently thin at the position.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins discusses his plan for Jose Reyes -- which includes leading off and some center field.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto reacts to his demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes for assignment, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes for assignment, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

When the Rockies designated José Reyes, GM Jeff Bridich said it was "the best decision in every way for the organization". I asked Mets GM Sandy Alderson today whether it was the best decision for the Mets to sign Reyes. He actually answered the question. "Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets at this time, and in the best interest of José? Yes. We don't know what José will contribute on the field, but we think he can. At the same time, trying to put aside issues of performance and talent, which is the bottom-line of what this is all about, we have done everything we can to consider the other issues and made ourselves comfortable that he understands the mistake he made and has taken responsibility for it. But at the same time, he doesn't deserve to be ostracized. Other people will have a different point of view. That would be true under any situation that somebody makes a mistake. You can't throw away the key. That's not how we have chosen to address this. Do I think this is in the best interest of the Mets? Yes, I do."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says he prefers Brandon Nimmo in left field and Yoenis Cespedes in center as opposed to alternate alignment. Nimmo will start Sunday.

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Saturday's Mets-Braves lineups

Here are the lineups for Saturday night's game, which features a matchup of aces, with the Mets' Jacob deGrom facing the Braves' Julio Teheran.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Sandy Alderson explaining Michael Conforto demotion: "I think in talking with the coaching staff and the manager, we just felt that, look, this is counterproductive and what we need to do is get him to Las Vegas, get his swing back, and then hopefully get him back here within a relatively short period of time."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sandy Alderson on José Reyes, who he says will be in the minors '7-10 days': "I did meet with José personally. We talked for about an hour; the domestic abuse issue was the focal point of the conversation. I came away feeling he had taken responsibility for the mistake on his part and he was remorseful. He has paid a penalty for this. He is committed to ongoing counseling and support of organizations working against domestic abuse. And in addition to this personal meeting we had a lot of internal conversations. Jeff Wilpon was involved every step of the way. We are acutely aware of the issue that exists. José was a member of the Mets organization for 12 years and was a solid citizen the entire time, and we feel he deserved a second chance, and he deserved that second chance from us, where he spent his formative years."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Sandy Alserson on José Reyes: "I did meet with José personally. We talked for about an hour; the domestic abuse issue was the focal point of the conversation. I came away feeling he had taken responsibility for the mistake on his part and he was remorseful. He has paid a penalty for this. He is committed to ongoing counseling and support of organizations working against domestic abuse. And in addition to this personal meeting we had a lot of internal conversations. Jeff Wilpon was involved every step of the way. We are acutely aware of the issue that exists. José was a member of the Mets organization for 12 years and was a solid citizen the entire time, and we feel he deserved a second chance, and he deserved that second chance from us, where he spent his formative years."

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton discusses the draft and what's ahead for the organization.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets hacen oficial fichaje de José Reyes a contrato de ligas menores con el equipo; jugará mañana con sucursal de Clase A.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Jose Reyes: "As I have expressed in the past, I deeply regret the incident that occurred and remain remorseful and apologetic to my family. I have completed the counseling required by MLB, have been in ongoing therapy, and will continue with counseling going forward. I appreciate the Mets organization for believing in me and providing the opportunity to come back home to New York."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from Sandy Alderson: "We made the decision to offer a contract to Jose after extensive consideration and discussion with Jose, his representatives, Major League Baseball and various departments at the Mets. We are convinced that Jose has accepted responsibility for his actions and their consequences and have confirmed he is taking steps beyond those prescribed by MLB, including ongoing counseling. Accordingly, we believe he deserves a second chance to return to our organization."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes signed a minor league deal. He will play with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Saturday.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jose Reyes signing is official.

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Santana silencing Yanks bats

Ervin Santana was 1-5 with a 6.62 ERA in his previous six starts, but he's shut out New York through four innings at Yankee Stadium. Follow live

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Michael Conforto is expected to be demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. He has really struggled. Brandon Nimmo is the new left fielder.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Big news day: Brandon Nimmo is getting promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to the Mets. He is expected in Atlanta on Saturday night.

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