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12:15 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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Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
'They did it to us, let's do it to them': How Yankees returned favor in beating Rays, 9-8
Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets strand nine runners and fall to Nationals in resumption of Saturday's rain-delayed game  —  WASHINGTON — The Mets didn't find a way to win Sunday at Nationals Park, but they found a way to lose.  —  It was the continuation of a game that began Saturday afternoon and was delayed nearly four hours by rain.
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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
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 …
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.
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 …
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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.
Charlie Goldsmith / Cincinnati.com:
Reds call up prospect Matt McLain  —  MIAMI — Since the Cincinnati Reds drafted shortstop prospect Matt McLain in the first round of the 2021 MLB Draft, the front office has moved him through the farm system as quickly and as aggressively as any position player prospect over the last decade.
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 …
Kevin Acee / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Dodgers shut out, sweep Padres, who fall 7 games back in National League West standings  —  Padres lose fifth straight game; shut out for sixth time and hitless with runners in scoring position for 13th time  —  Even as the Padres try to keep it loose, they find themselves trying too hard.
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: Mercury News and AZ Snake Pit
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
‘This team can win’: After listless beginning, big-bucks Mets set sights on turnaround  —  WASHINGTON - Max Scherzer used to attack the streets and bridges surrounding Nationals Park on foot, his legendary between-starts running routine often leaving teammates in the dust if they dared join the Nationals ace.
Discussion: New York Post and Yahoo Sports
 
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Jacob Calvin Meyer / Baltimore Sun:
Orioles top Pirates, 2-0, behind Tyler Wells' dominance, solo homers from Adley Rutschman, Gunnar Henderson
Nick Deeds / MLB Trade Rumors:
Mets Designate Seth Elledge For Assignment, Select Dennis Santana
Matt Kawahara / San Francisco Chronicle:
A's face pick between young infielders with Aledmys Díaz due back from IL
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Maddie Lee / Chicago Sun Times:
Marcus Stroman can opt out after this season but would ‘love’ to remain a Cub for the rest of his career
Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
‘We wanted to make it bold’: Cincinnati Reds introduce their City Connect uniforms
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