New York Teams

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Julio Urías will wear number 78 in his MLB debut tonight at Citi Field

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka will open the Yankees three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, facing RHP Chris Archer, who has been struggling this season. Here's the lineup: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Beltran rf, McCann c, Rodriguez DH, Castro 2b, Gregorius ss, Headley 3b, Ackley 1b, Tanaka

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers will have Yasmani Grandal behind the plate Monday to catch the debut of 19-year-old starter Julio Urias. With fellow starter Alex Wood pushed back to Monday because of triceps soreness, the Dodgers will have their top prospect make his major league debut against the Mets.

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Friday's Mets-Dodgers lineups

Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets in Friday's series opener against the Dodgers.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

The beginning of "Juliomanía"? Julio Urías debuta esta noche en Citi Field

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores will not be active on Friday night for the Mets. He remains on a rehab assignment with the Binghamton Mets and will be in the lineup for a fourth straight game on Friday with the Double-A club. Flores had been eligible to be activated for the series opener against the Dodgers. He was hitless Wednesday and Thursday with the B-Mets. Flores is on the DL with a left hamstring strain. He nonetheless should be activated shortly.

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Doug Sisk explains absence from '86 weekend

Former reliever Doug Sisk says a work commitment will make him one of the few '86 Mets who won't be at the 30th anniversary celebration.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks plan to acquire a pick in June's draft. The best-case scenario would probably be a late first-round pick but second-round is more likely. The club has shown interest in several players in recent weeks, including Indiana guard Yogi Ferrell, who has a workout scheduled with the club next month. New York also interviewed Kansas guard Wayne Selden at the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago and has expressed interest in him as the draft approaches, according to league sources. Selden, a 6-6 guard, would fit the mold of the big guards Phil Jackson used in his Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Laker teams. Ferrell, a 6-0 guard, has impressed in workouts, according to sources, and was the only point guard last season to average 17 PPG, 5.5 assists and shoot at least 40% from 3. The Knicks have also expressed interest in St. Bonaventure guard Marcus Posley and will likely be one of many teams at the agency-hosted workouts for Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead and Syracuse's Malachi Richardson. They also attended the agency-hosted workout for Kansas' Cheik Diallo, according to SNY.tv.

CC Sabathia moves up southpaw K list

Sabathia struck out seven Blue Jays on Thursday, tying Chuck Finley for the fifth-most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history, per ESPN Stats & Info.

  • Randy Johnson - 4,875
  • Steve Carlton - 4,136
  • Mickey Lolich - 2,832
  • Frank Tanana - 2,773
  • CC Sabathia - 2,610
  • Chuck Finley - 2,610
  • Tom Glavine - 2,607

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Fitzpatrick among best available

Though Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn't been signed by another team, he still holds a lot of value for the Jets. John Clayton believes there's only one better free agent still on the market. Best remaining FAs

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Brees' contract stands out among QBs

Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Matt Ryan each will cost their teams a pretty penny against the cap this season. But Drew Brees' $30 million cap hit far outpaces the QB market.

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Giants RB Andre Williams isn't ready to give up

The Giants aren't ready to give up on third-year back Andre Williams after a disappointing 2015, and Williams says he feels more explosive than ever.

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Quiz: How well do you know the 1986 Mets?

The 1986 Mets will be feted this weekend at Citi Field. We've taken a few iconic photos from an Amazin' season and silhouetted out key figures who made it memorable. Can you identify them?

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Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Julio Urias, 19, will make his major league debut with the Dodgers on Friday in New York VS Mets. He did not allow a run in his last 26 inning in the hitter friendly PCL....the Dodgers AAA affiliate. He was promoted to LA with an overall 1.10 ERA. He has a mid-nineties fastball., a Wipe out knee buckling curve ball and fading deceptive change up. He has the ability to change eye levels, add and subtract velo on all his pitches and keep the ball out of the middle of the plate. He has the poise and composure of a 10-year veteran and was considered the best left-handed pitching prospect in minor league baseball. The only question left is how the teenager will handle the pressure of making his major league debut in New York City against the defending NL Champs New York Mets in a close to sold out CitiField and millions of people watching on TV. Most scouting reports say he can handle the pressure......We'll soon find out.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.