New York Teams

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Starlin Castro gets the day off today, and Ronald Torreyes gets a rare day on as the Yankees go for the split against the Rangers this afternoon. Here's the lineup vs RHP A.J. Griffin: Ellsbury cf, Gardner lf, Rodriguez DH, McCann c, Teixeira 1b, Headley 3b, Gregorius ss, Hicks rf, Torreyes 2b. Pineda pitching

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Teams with lots of money to spend

The Lakers have plenty of cap space to work with this summer, as do the 76ers and Nets. The Celtics, Magic, Mavericks and Rockets could also be poised to make noise on the market.

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Series preview: Mets vs. Cubs

In a rematch of last season's National League Championship Series, the Mets take on the NL-leading Cubs in a four-game series starting Thursday.

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Terms for possible Yanks reliever auction

Teams expect the Yankees to try to trade both Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman, but the price won't be cheap, especially for Miller.

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Anatomy of the Weber-Subban blockbuster

How the huge deal between the Montreal Canadiens and Nashville Predators came together might surprise you. Plus, we look at the day's other big deal, which has generated considerable heat.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Right-hander Seth Lugo, who can serve in a starting or relief capacity, is being promoted to the Mets, according to the Record. Lugo is 3-4 with a 6.55 ERA in 19 appearances (13 starts) this season with Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets obviously need coverage in case Steven Matz has an elbow issue and needs to depart. Logan Verrett threw 92 pitches Wednesday in Washington and would be unavailable for that role. Lugo, 26, already is on the 40-man roster.

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Cubs, Dodgers top MLB Future Power Ranks

Dan Szymborski presents the new and improved Future Ranks, looking at how each team sets up for the next five years, plus an MVP over the span and the year it has the best chance to win a title.

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A big win -- or a big tease? -- for the Yankees

The Yankees rallied from four runs down entering the ninth for a 9-7 win, but will they finally build on a big game? Or does another fizzle await?

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1927 Yankees diary

  • Robert Hunt
  • 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.