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8:25 PM ET, May 16, 2023

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Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
What's next for Yankees: Four interesting schedule facts as they visit Blue Jays and Reds  —  TORONTO - During a second straight weekend battling the first place Tampa Bay Rays, Anthony Rizzo noted the road already traveled by the Yankees this early season.  —  “Our schedule early …
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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge homers twice in Yankees' win as wandering eyes draw suspicion from Blue Jays skipper, broadcasters  —  TORONTO — While the Yankees' early-inning pitching plans created conversation prior to Monday's game, it was Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah who struggled in the opening frame.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: What went into decision to open with Jimmy Cordero  —  TORONTO — The Yankees diverged from their normal pitching plans Monday, asking Jimmy Cordero to open against the Blue Jays before Jhony Brito took over.  —  Cordero, a righty, hasn't started a game since 2013 …
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets split series against Nationals after poor start from David Peterson  —  WASHINGTON — The Mets' pitching situation has become untenable.  —  Of all the problems facing the Mets right now, the starting pitching problem is the most pressing.  The repeated failure of the club's starters …
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets strand nine runners and fall to Nationals in resumption of Saturday's rain-delayed game
Discussion: Amazin' Avenue and New York Post
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Joey Lucchesi optioned to Triple-A Syracuse, Mets activate righty Dennis Santana
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets-Nats suspended due to rain after lengthy delay, will play split doubleheader Sunday
Pete Caldera / USA Today:
Aaron Boone ejected after defending Aaron Judge, who then blasts a monster home run  —  TORONTO ― Aaron Boone got his point across and then some, after being ejected for - once again - defending slugger Aaron Judge's judgment of the strike zone.  —  The New York Yankees manager finished …
ESPN:
Bills' Josh Allen hits 4 HRs in Toronto BP; Matt Barkley has 5  —  TORONTO — Talk about power arms.  Three call-ups from Buffalo came to Toronto and showed they have what it takes to go deep and throw deep.  —  Buffalo Bills quarterbacks Josh Allen, Kyle Allen and Matt Barkley took batting practice …
Discussion: NBCSports.com and Yahoo Sports
Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball:
Kumar Rocker to have Tommy John surgery  —  Rangers minor league pitcher Kumar Rocker will undergo Tommy John surgery, it is being reported  —  Texas Rangers pitcher Kumar Rocker will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL, per the beats.  Rocker, the 3rd overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft …
Anthony Franco / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Select Nick Burdi, Option Hayden Wesneski  —  The Cubs announced a series of roster moves prior to tonight's opener in Houston (relayed by Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune).  Chicago selected reliever Nick Burdi onto the MLB roster and recalled Jeremiah Estrada from Triple-A Iowa.
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Rob Longley / Toronto Sun:
Judge and Jury?  Blue Jays miffed at Yankees slugger's wandering eyes prior to home run  —  If the eyes have it, is something not right?  —  The Blue Jays certainly smelled a rat at the Rogers Centre on Monday night following an eighth inning home run by Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, his second of the game in a 7-4 Bronx Bombers win.
Michael McDermott / Sports Illustrated:
Diamondbacks Prospects Three Up, Three Down: May 8th-14th  —  Highlighting three prospects who performed well and three who didn't for the week of May 8th.  —  This week, we're going to debut a new feature for prospects here at Inside the Diamondbacks.  Instead of doing daily minor league reports …
Discussion: Denver Post and AZ Snake Pit
ESPN:
A's reach agreement to develop Las Vegas site for stadium  —  LAS VEGAS — The Oakland Athletics have reached an agreement with Bally's and Gaming & Leisure Properties to build a potential stadium on the Tropicana hotel site along the Las Vegas Strip.  —  Bally's Corp. made the announcement Monday …
Daily News:
Gloria Molina, groundbreaking LA lawmaker, dies at 74  —  She was the first Latina elected to LA City Council, state Assembly and Board of Supervisors.  —  Pioneering Southern California leader Gloria Molina has died, according to her family members, who issued a statement Sunday evening, May 14.
 
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
‘This team can win’: After listless beginning, big-bucks Mets set sights on turnaround
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Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Reds call up prospect Matt McLain
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Nick Deeds / MLB Trade Rumors:
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