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For fading Yankees, it doesn't get any easier from here

Forget losing to bad teams. The next stretch of games against good teams could be make-or-break time for the Yankees, who again looked broken Sunday.

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Time to say goodbye to A-rod and Tex?

It might be time for the Yankees to consider buying out Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The Yankees have 15 games until the All-Star break, which should be plenty of time for the veterans to show off their stuff. Otherwise, it's sayonara. New York Post

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Large media contingent at the José Reyes presser in Brooklyn

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Via Brooklyn Cyclones: José Reyes enjoying time with his teammates on his return to the Mets organization on a minor league contract. Was received with a huge ovation and chants of "José, José, José..."

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Derrick Rose's cap number for next summer will be at least $25 million, so having his Bird Rights can be helpful, but only to a certain degree. If the Knicks wanted to re-sign him, they can still exceed the cap to do so. But the most likely route would be to extend him or renounce his Bird Rights and sign him as a free agent.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks have Derrick Rose's Bird Rights, so they can exceed the salary cap to re-sign him next summer if they choose. This is significant because it would allow the Knicks to use most of their cap space to sign free agents in the summer of 2017 and then also re-sign Rose. The Knicks can also sign Rose to a three-year extension before 6/30/2017 because he has been under the same contract for more than three years.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Nimmo reacts to going 0-for-4 in his MLB debut.

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Garcia's three-run shot extends Braves' lead (0:22)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Memphis Grizzlies claimed ex-Knicks guard Tony Wroten off of waivers Friday. The Knicks released Wroten on Wednesday after signing him late in the season. New York at one point appeared optimistic that Wroten could help them next season, so the decision to waive him was a bit of a surprise. Wroten now returns to Memphis, which selected him in the first round of the 2012 draft.

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Freeman's blast gives Braves early lead (0:23)
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Twins break open game with three straight homers (0:43)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Brooklyn Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa talks to José Reyes ahead of his game this afternoon with the Mets' New York-Penn League Class A affiliate. Reyes will lead-off and play third base in his minor league debut back with the Mets organization. (Picture: Brooklyn Cyclones)

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Garcia battles fans to make this catch (0:28)

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.

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