The Rays have interest in Lucas Duda and Addison Reed, the NY Post’s Mike Puma tweeted July 25. Duda, Yonder Alonso (A’s), and Justin Bour (Marlins) are considered the top first basemen available on the trade market, according to a recent post on MLB Trade Rumors. Despite acquiring Todd Frazier, the Yankees are still interested in all three, MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reported last week. However, local reports indicate Bour will soon head to the disabled list after straining an oblique muscle during Monday night’s game. It would be his second DL stint this season.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:35 pm
How else to explain the Mets trotting out two-time All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera at third base? Cabrera is expected to be on the hot corner when the Mets face Jhoulys Chacin (9-7, 4.26 ERA) on Wednesday.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 10:03 am
Yoenis Cespedes hit a big league homer – and one of the Little League variety to help power the New York Mets to another victory. Cespedes had three RBIs and finished a single shy of the cycle as the Mets beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 to win for the sixth time in seven games. Facing reliever Phil Maton, Cespedes punched a pitch down the right-field line with Curtis Granderson aboard after an inning-opening single.
Posted: July 26, 2017, 7:31 am
Things you should know about tonight’s game… 1) Yoenis Cespedes hit a tie-breaking triple and scored on a throwing error by Padres first baseman Wil Myers during the same sequence in the seventh. The Mets’ outfielder also delivered an RBI double and slugged a solo homer in the opening frame, his first long ball in 87 at-bats dating back to June 23. Cespedes left the game as a precaution following the top of the seventh after feeling tightness in his quad. 2) New York feel behind 3-1 but rallied to tie the game on RBI doubles by Cespedes in the fourth and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fifth. Travis d’Arnaud’s run-scoring single plated Cabrera to give the Mets a brief 4-3 lead. Curtis Granderson reached
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:30 am