Alex Verdugo’s rough stretch is concerning Yankees trend
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Alex Verdugo’s rough stretch is concerning Yankees trend

BALTIMORE — Alex Verdugo was a key part of a thriving Yankee offense for the first six weeks of the regular season, with an .812 OPS until May 9. But since then, the left fielder, who was brought in from Boston in the offseason to provide some much-needed balance to a righty-heavy lineup in The […]

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Luis Gil earns win for Yankees as slider adjustment pays off
lisnmagazine on 07/14/2024

Luis Gil earns win for Yankees as slider adjustment pays off

BALTIMORE — Just in time for the All-Star break, Luis Gil is pitching like an All-Star again. The right-hander, who followed a terrific 14-start stretch to start the season with an abysmal three-start span that likely cost him a spot in this week’s Midsummer Classic in Texas, delivered a second straight solid performance to close […]

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Luis Torrens delivers latest all-around effort since joining Mets
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Luis Torrens delivers latest all-around effort since joining Mets

The Mets have one of the best arms in the league, except the throwing isn’t coming from a pitcher. Enter Luis Torrens, the 28-year-old catcher with a cannon of a right arm. Making it all the better, the Mets obtained him for mere cash considerations from the Yankees. “You know you’re going to get a […]

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Mets’ Francisco Lindor not letting All-Star snub be a distraction

Francisco Lindor won’t let any of it affect him. The Mets’ star shortstop won’t let the abundance of criticism he often receives — undeserved, at times —bother him. The Mets’ highest-paid player won’t let the lack of recognition he gets discourage him. The Mets’ leader won’t let a rough patch affect his mentality. Francisco Lindor […]

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Uruguay defeats Canada to take Copa America third-place match

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Luis Suárez tied the score two minutes into second-half stoppage time, and Uruguay beat Canada 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw on Saturday night to finish third in the Copa America. Uruguay goalkeeper Sergio Rochet saved Ismaël Koné’s weak penalty kick after a stutter step on Canada’s third attempt and […]

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3 observations after Council, Aluma help Sixers win their opener in Las Vegas

3 observations after Council, Aluma help Sixers win their opener in Las Vegas originally appeared on NBC Sports PhiladelphiaWith a clean slate in Las Vegas, the Sixers opened their second summer league of 2024 on a winning note.Following a 1-2 stay in Salt Lake City, the Sixers notched a 94-81 victory Saturday night over the […]

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Mets still figuring out when Kodai Senga will make rotation return
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Mets still figuring out when Kodai Senga will make rotation return

Carlos Mendoza was not ready to reveal his rotation plans for the Mets coming out of the All-Star break Friday in Miami, but he said it’s still to be determined when Kodai Senga will rejoin the starting staff. Senga, who has not pitched this season due to shoulder and triceps issues, will make another minor-league […]

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Spencer Jones thrilled to see Ben Rice’s Yankees success

ARLINGTON, Texas — It was not a huge surprise that a lefty swinger with power rose from Double-A Somerset all the way to The Bronx this season and has run with a major league job. But the identity of that slugger has been unpredictable. It was No. 12 prospect Ben Rice who crushed minor league […]

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Mets prospect Brandon Sproat open to being bullpen boost

ARLINGTON, Texas — What if part of the Mets’ second-half bullpen solution can be added internally rather than at the trade deadline? What if a starting pitcher with “electric stuff,” as Yankees top prospect Spencer Jones put it, can briefly transition back into a multi-inning reliever for a team desperate for any effective bullpen arm? […]

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