Anthony Volpe belongs on Yankees roster no matter what

TAMPA — Wonderkind’s Anthony Volpe needs to be on this Yankees team. Either way, his time should be now. Yes, we know it’s only mid-March. The Yankees have two other viable shortstop candidates and at least that many second basemen. Yes, he still has two weeks to decide. And of course, enough time for him […]

Roster changes have Rangers looking for right playoff recipe

Read what the experts say about Blueshirts Sign up for Inside the Rangers by Larry Brooks. Limited to Weekly Sports+. Despite scoring 5 of 6 points in three games against the Canadiens, Sabers and Penguins last week, the Rangers looked offensively out of sync. Head coach Gerald Gallant began tinkering with the lines trying to […]

Mets’ Brooks Raley replaced from US WBC roster with injury

port street. LUCIE — Injury hits both the Mets and Team USA, but they don’t sound like they’re devastating. Brooks Reilly, a left-hander for the Mets who pitched for the United States in the World Baseball Classic, was expelled from Team USA after experiencing a strained left hamstring. The Mets said Saturday that Reilly has […]

Yankees roster projection after Rodon, Bader injuries

Beat the Box Score in Bombers Sign up for Inside the Yankees by Greg Joyce, exclusively on Sports+. TAMPER — The Yankees were given the first real curveball of spring training on Thursday, with Brian Cashman announcing three injuries and Aaron Boone later adding a potential fourth — as the team headed north Throw a […]

Mets’ top prospects face difficult path to MLB roster

No matter how good they look, the prospects of Francisco Alvarez, Brett Batty and Ronnie Mauricio will be hard-pressed to join the Mets. If Eduardo Escobar is traded, one way Batty or Mauricio could make it is a big long shot. Francisco Alvarez reacts during the Mets’ spring training game against the Nationals on March […]

Nets to face the Bucks with dwindling roster

MILWAUKEE — The Nets are set to take on the best team in the NBA on Thursday, and they’ll do it with a minimal crew. Three of the starters – Nick Claxton, Cam Johnson and Spencer Dinwiddie – will be out of action against the league-leading Bucks. Royce O’Neill and Ben Simmons, who lead the […]

Mets’ roster concerns amplified by World Baseball Classic

port street. LUCIE — The biggest problem in Mets camp is that the Mets will surround players who aren’t in camp anymore. Nine players from a 40-man roster, including all of the starting infielders, will be available for the World Baseball Classic starting Wednesday. All teams are concerned about their players being put into intense […]

Rangers’ Ryan Lindgren roster gamble just might pay off

Read what the experts say about Blueshirts Sign up for Inside the Rangers by Larry Brooks. Limited to Weekly Sports+. There has been considerable chatter about the Rangers’ decision to keep Ryan Lindgren off the long-term injured list after the left shoulder injury he suffered in Washington on Feb. 25. Enter the first period. If […]

Anthony Volpe hits leadoff homer in push to make Yankees’ roster

BRADENTON, Fla. — Anthony Volpe has started the latest auditions to make the Yankees roster. The club’s frontrunner hit a home run against right-hander Mitch Keller at LECOM Park in Thursday’s Grapefruit League game against the Pirates. Volpe made a 2-2 count before throwing a slider to the outside edge that Keller didn’t miss, crushing […]

Deivi Garcia facing less Yankees urgency after roster mulligan

TAMPA — Davy Garcia is feeling healthy, throwing hard again and tackling a relatively new pitch. He is doing well in the early days of the talented but ongoing right-handed spring training. Garcia, of course, wants to be on the Yankees’ Opening Day roster, but the urgency of both the pitcher and the club hasn’t […]