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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets people say other teams are still asking for the moon in trade proposals. Perhaps there will be more progress this weekend, they speculate, once teams get more reasonable.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is apparently not sentimental when it comes to birthdays. Alex Rodriguez turned 41 on Wednesday, but did not get a spot in the lineup against righty Lance McCullers. It is not a surprise as Girardi planned to DH Carlos Beltran all three games here in Houston. It is the fifth game in a row Rodriguez has been benched.

Mangold tap dances around QB questions (0:41)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Boxer Carl Frampton, 22-0, chats with James Loney in the home dugout during Mets batting practice at Citi Field. Frampton is fighting for the featherweight championship Saturday at Barclays Center.

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Forties haven't been kind to A-Rod

Since he turned 40 years old on July 27 last year, Alex Rodriguez has been one of the worst hitters in the majors in terms of batting average.

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Feliz 41º cumpleaños a A-Rod; ¿tendrá tiempo de juego?

Alex Rodríguez llega al día de su 41º cumpleaños sin tener claro su tiempo de juego con los Yankees, aunque sus números en el día que conmemora su nacimiento lo respaldan. Leer

Matt Hasselbeck: Foles can be Super Bowl QB (1:44)

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The deal is done. No, not Ryan Fitzpatrick. We're talking about Darron Lee. The Jets have agreed to terms with Lee, as Adam Schefter reported. It's a four-year, $10.2 million contract. They got it done in time for the former Ohio State star to participate in the first practice tomorrow. He was one of three unsigned first rounders.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, the promising third prospect acquired from the Blue Jays in the R.A. Dickey trade, has undergone labrum surgery. Becerra was hitting .312/.341/.393 in 65 games with Class A St. Lucie.

Jose Reyes will take injury day-by-day (1:11)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes says he hopes the strained intercostal muscle on his left side only sidelines him for a short period. He injured it swinging on a comebacker to the pitcher in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader. Wilmer Flores will handle third base for the time being.

Forte: Fitzpatrick situation has nothing to do with me (1:14)
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A-Rod saves his best for his birthday

In 14 games played on his birthday, Alex Rodriguez has slugged six home runs, giving him a rate of at-bats per homer that is much higher than his career norm.

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Putting N.Y.'s spending spree in context

The Giants doled out $105.3 million in guaranteed money to Olivier Vernon, Damon Harrison and Janoris Jenkins in free agency. That's $20.2 million more than they spent in free agency the previous five seasons, per ESPN Stats & Info. Top stats to know

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Vegas doesn't doubt New England

No Tom Brady, no problem, at least in Las Vegas. Even with Jimmy Garoppolo set to start four games, New England is heavily favored to win the AFC East by the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

1927 Yankees diary

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