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11:50 PM ET, May 17, 2023

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Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Aaron Judge's statement homer, Domingo German's sticky situation contribute to chaos in Yankees' win over Jays  —  Aaron Judge's wandering eyes dominated baseball's news cycle following the Yankees' Monday win over the Blue Jays.  But it was Domingo German's sticky fingers that grabbed headlines …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Luis Severino set for 2023 debut  —  TORONTO — The Yankees lost a starter to suspension Wednesday, but they're getting one back from injury this weekend.  —  Luis Severino will make his 2023 debut against the Reds Sunday in Cincinnati, per Aaron Boone.
Steve Gardner / USA Today:
Blue Jays reliever admits tipping pitches before Aaron Judge home run  —  Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jay Jackson admitted he was tipping his pitches Monday night before allowing a mammoth home run to New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.  —  The blast sparked a bit of controversy …
Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
Domingo German ejected after pitching hand check in Yankees game vs. Blue Jays  —  TORONTO - For the second straight night, the Yankees became steeped in a controversy against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.  —  After three no-hit innings Tuesday, Yankees starter Domingo German was ejected …
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Blue Jays bring Aaron Judge, coaching suspicions to MLB, but Yankees not expecting investigation  —  TORONTO — A night after Aaron Judge's wandering eyes drew suspicions from Blue Jays broadcasters and manager John Schneider, Major League Baseball is aware of Toronto's concerns.
Gary Phillips / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: What went into decision to open with Jimmy Cordero
Pete Caldera / NorthJersey.com:
What's next for Yankees: Four interesting schedule facts as they visit Blue Jays and Reds
Arnie Stapleton / Associated Press:
Nikola Jokic leads Nuggets past Lakers 132-126 in Western Conference finals opener  —  DENVER — Denver Nuggets guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was playing for the Los Angeles Lakers the last time these teams met in the Western Conference finals in the 2020 NBA bubble.
Associated Press:
Rangers prospect Kumar Rocker to have Tommy John surgery  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Rangers pitching prospect Kumar Rocker, a top-10 pick in each of the past two MLB drafts, has a torn ligament in his right elbow and will need Tommy John surgery.  —  Rangers general manager Chris Young …
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Adam J. Morris / Lone Star Ball:
Kumar Rocker to have Tommy John surgery
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Bobby Nightengale / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds starter Nick Lodolo out for at least a month with stress reaction in leg  —  DENVER - The Cincinnati Reds will be without starting pitcher Nick Lodolo for at least a month and it's possible his leg injury could sideline him for much longer.  —  Lodolo returned to Cincinnati …
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Abbey Mastracco / New York Daily News:
Mets call up slugging prospect Mark Vientos after torrid start at Triple-A: source  —  Mark Vientos is headed back to the Major Leagues, but how the Mets are going to use him is another question.  —  The Mets badly need more firepower in an offense that ranks toward the bottom half of the league in runs …
Anthony Rieber / Newsday:
Mets' Justin Verlander rocked by Rays in Citi Field debut  —  In the top of the sixth inning at Citi Field on Tuesday, the massive centerfield scoreboard suddenly malfunctioned.  —  Instead of a screen full of information on the current batter and the linescore and such, all that appeared was a giant Tampa Bay Rays logo.
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Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
‘This team can win’: After listless beginning, big-bucks Mets set sights on turnaround
Discussion: Yahoo Sports
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.
 
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