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This looks like the end for a baseball great

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said Wednesday that this season will likely be his last. “I’m pretty sure this is going to be it,” Martinez told reporters after a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. “This is going to be it. I’m just enjoying these last six weeks and I’ll finally go home.”

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This looks like the end for a baseball great

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez said Wednesday that this season will likely be his last. “I’m pretty sure this is going to be it,” Martinez told reporters after a 6-5 loss to the White Sox. “This is going to be it. I’m just enjoying these last six weeks and I’ll finally go home.”

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Breaking down where it has gone wrong for Gleyber Torres

According to Gleyber Torres, the right hip strain that landed him on the disabled list isn’t the reason the Yankees’ All-Star second baseman is stuck in a deep slump. “Not really. I feel good in my hip, everything’s all right,” Torres said before Wednesday night’s 6-1 loss to

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Mets’ hard-throwing rookie giving bullpen a lift

BALTIMORE — In larger doses and short appearances, the Mets are starting to see results from Tyler Bashlor. The rookie is among a trio of hard-throwing righty relievers the team is evaluating — along with Bobby Wahl and Drew Smith — as team officials s…

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Why Sam Darnold has the Jets thinking he may start Week 1

LANDOVER, Md. — Sam Darnold has passed every test, so far. The Jets rookie quarterback faces his next one Thursday night at FedEx Field, where the Jets play the Redskins in a preseason game. Although Jets coach Todd Bowles would not confirm it, all ind…

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Andujar playing like Yankees’ top Rookie of Year candidate

Miguel Andujar is a legitimate AL Rookie of the Year candidate and likely has passed teammate Gleyber Torres in that race with a bat that has turned into a extra-base machine. Andujar upped his doubles total to 33 with two in Tuesday night’s 4-1 win over the Rays at Yankee Stadium. The second one

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J.A. Happ giving the scuffling Yankees’ rotation a big boost

During the 2018 Yankee Season Summer Marathon, the starting rotation became a basic jigsaw puzzle. With injuries and inconsistency abounding, the Yankees approached the trading deadline determined to find pieces to fit. Backers clamored for Michael Ful…

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How worried should baseball’s 7 superpowers be right now?

The Yankees have the majors’ second-best record, entered Tuesday 30 games over .500 and had a 99.8 percent chance of reaching the postseason (per FanGraphs). Does that provide perspective or an alibi? The Yankees moved into a first-place tie on July 1 and had gone 20-17 since, the AL’s fourth-best

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Mets’ little-used infielder sent down to ‘develop’

Luis Guillorme hadn’t started a game since July 29 before he was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday and replaced on the roster by Jack Reinheimer. “I think at this point, Guillorme had not played as much as we’d like him to play to continue to develop,” manager Mickey Callaway said before

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Mets’ little-used infielder sent down to ‘develop’

Luis Guillorme hadn’t started a game since July 29 before he was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday and replaced on the roster by Jack Reinheimer. “I think at this point, Guillorme had not played as much as we’d like him to play to continue to develop,” manager Mickey Callaway said before

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The offensive tendency to account for when betting the Phillies

Are the Phillies an illusion created by their home ballpark? That certainly seems to be the case if you focus on home runs. Heading into Philadelphia’s interleague series that begins Tuesday night versus the Red Sox, Citizens Bank Park has increased home runs by 35 percent this season. That’s

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‘Old soul’ Michael Conforto impressing veteran teammate

Austin Jackson has only been Michael Conforto’s teammate for a little over two weeks, but the 25-year-old has already made a strong impression. “He has an old soul,” Jackson said before Conforto homered in the Mets’ 8-5 win over the Yankees on Monday in The Bronx. “He seems a lot older

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This is not the Zach Britton the Yankees signed up for

The results may have been all too familiar for Zach Britton, but the lefty insisted he felt better on the mound after Monday’s 8-5 loss to the Mets at the Stadium. Still, the Yankees didn’t trade for Britton to slowly regain the form that made him one of the best closers in the game and in his

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It’s been a while since Yankees’ farm system was this underrated

The numbers look strange at first glance. A Yankees system that has been hyped to no end, that has produced touted prospect after touted prospect, that is hailed for being seemingly never ending … … is the 17th-best in baseball, according to Baseball A…

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Mets have their ace ready to face the Yankees

MIAMI — Jacob deGrom was rained out in his last scheduled start against the Yankees, but the Mets insist the right-hander’s appearance Monday in The Bronx will be as much about keeping a schedule as wanting their ace on the mound in the Subway Series. Last week, manager Mickey Callaway adjusted his

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Gleyber Torres looking to regain his stroke

Gleyber Torres had a fourth-inning single in the Yankees’ 5-3 win over the Rangers Saturday, but he’s still just 10-for-57 in 16 games since returning from the disabled list after a hip injury. “He’s getting pitches to do some things with and fouling them off,” manager Aaron Boone

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