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Mets recall Dennis Santana, option Joey Lucchesi

Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/ The team also DFA’d Seth Elledge Ahead of today’s not-quite-doubleheader, the Mets announced a few roster moves. Joey Lucchesi, who started yesterday’s suspended game, was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. In the corresponding moves, the Mets recalled Dennis Santana to the major league team, and designated Seth Elledge for assignment to make room for Santana on the 40-Man Roster. Lucchesi made five starts for the Mets since returning from Tommy John surgery, with varying levels of success across those appearances. In his...

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Yankees 2, Rays 8: Offense held in check as bullpen struggles

Photo by Elsa/ The game was a pitchers’ duel early before the Rays pulled away in the later innings. While it was only against a, uh, less-than-stellar Athletics’ team, the Yankees came into this game against the first-place Rays on a high. They had scored 28 runs over their three previous games, cracking double digits in the last two. Aaron Judge was back in the lineup, and there were some reason to feel better after the previous couple weeks had felt like a drudge. Well on Thursday night, things were back to feeling like a drudge. Drew Rasmussen continued his...

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Rivalry Roundup: Twins rally past Padres

Photo by David Berding/ It was a bit of a light day on the MLB schedule on Thursday. After a nice little sweep against the Athletics, the Yankees came back to earth a bit in their series opener against the Rays last night. The offense was held to just two runs, both scored when it was pretty much already too late. The 8-2 loss got the series off to quite a sour start for the Yankees. Beyond that, it was a bit of a quiet day in baseball. Including Yankees-Rays, there were only six games played across MLB. Most other teams, including all of the rest of the AL East, had...

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NYY vs. TB: Gerrit Cole vs. Trevor Kelley

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports The Yankees have to get up off the mat if they’re going to win this crucial series. Yankees fans hoped the dominant sweep of the Athletics might provide some momentum to get the Yankees’ bats banging again. Last night, though, the Yankees went right back to being mired in a slump at the plate. Aaron Judge wore a hat trick last night, but everyone not named Jake Bauers looked equally hapless until the ninth. A garbage time two-run single by Gleyber Torres broke up the shutout. The Rays’ bats didn’t cut it in 2022, but it was clear...

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NYY news: Surprise, it’s injury updates!

Photo by J. Conrad Williams Jr./Newsday RM via Aaron Hicks’ status unclear after leaving Tuesday’s game with injury; Carlos Rodón to receive cortisone injection, will hopefully resume throwing this weekend; Anthony Volpe made some history with his grand slam; Deivi García returned to majors in his new role. NJ.com | Max Goodman: Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks was the latest to deal with injury issues as he left Tuesday night’s game against the Athletics after dealing with hip tightness. Hicks was set to see team doctor Christopher Ahmad on Wednesday morning to...

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Yankees Rivalry Roundup: AL East foes fall as Yanks rise

Photo by Patrick Smith/ New York picked up games on three division rivals last night The Yankees really ought to sweep the Athletics this week, as Oakland is sending out a squad of players that may be the worst in the game’s history. If you’re serious about being a playoff team, this is exactly the kind of run you need to go on, but perhaps more importantly New York was able to gain ground on all the teams ahead of them in the division. Tampa Bay Rays (29-8) 2, Baltimore Orioles (23-13) 4 The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and I wore orange all day yesterday. It...

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Yankees 11, A’s 3: Race to the bat rack as Yanks finish sweep

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Volpe notched his first career grand slam and the Yankees completed their dusting of the A’s. Today’s game, the annual New York City Public Schools Day at Yankee Stadium, brought the roar of thousands of children every time a ball was hit in the air. The crowd of over 40,000 had a lot to cheer about as the Yankees turned in an entertaining matinee performance on Wednesday. Every game counts the same, and the Yankees will take wins wherever they can get them. The Rays feasted on the Athletics for three W’s in early April, and...

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Rivalry Roundup: Rays best O’s in battle of top AL teams

Photo by Patrick Smith/ There were a few games going on across the league, but one stood out. The Yankees needed a pick-me-up after their disappointing series against the Rays, and they got just that in the form of the A’s. The battle of the last-place teams showcased the difference between last place in the AL West versus the AL East, though the Athletics had some fight in them for a couple of innings. While that was going on, there was plenty of action around the rest of the league. One game in particular stood out in the Yankees’ interests, so lets start off...

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New York Yankees vs. Oakland Athletics: Series Preview

Photo by New York Yankees/ It’s a battle of last place teams in the Bronx. The Yankees dropped a heartbreaking series at the Trop, but it was perhaps the most encouraging baseball they’ve played in weeks. They were right there with the first-place Rays until the final pitch of every game and could’ve swept the series if not for a handful of ill-timed mental errors. They return home to host the A’s, who could be just the opponent they need to face to continue rebuilding their confidence. Monday: Nestor Cortes vs. JP Sears (7:05 pm ET) Nestor Cortes was...

MLB.com FastCast: A's planning new ballpark - 11/28/18

The Oakland Athletics break down their plan to build a new ballpark, plus Kenley Jansen talks about recovering from heart surgery About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United State