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Can Brian McCann ever become face of the Yankees?

Jeff Francoeur was joking, mostly, when he offered this suggestion for how his close friend Brian McCann can emerge as a man-in-full for the Yankees, after a tentative beginning. “I think if they let him grow a beard out,” Francoeur ...

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Syndergaard solid on mound, blasts HR as Mets rout Phillies

METS 7, PHILLIES 0 The fastball hit 100. His home run ball went 430 feet. Noah Syndergaard, who had flashed the potential that has the Mets so excited in his first three starts, went out and dominated in his fourth ...

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Mets Insider: Matt Harvey to start Friday

Jared Wickerham/Getty Images The Mets are encouraged by Matt Harvey’s bullpen session and hope he bounces back when he take the mound Friday. Matt Harvey threw a “great” bullpen session this week and is ready to make his start against ...

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Yankees Insider: Tanaka 'could be anywhere' for next start

Charles Krupa/AP Masahiro Tanaka hardly impresses in his second rehab start, but it still could be enough to warrant a return to the Yankees rotation. The results might not have been ideal, but Masahiro Tanaka could have set himself up ...

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Minor league Atlanta Braves player charged with rape in Ohio

Alex Brandon/AP Elmer Reyes of the minor league Atlanta Braves has been arrested in Ohio and charged with raping and kidnapping a woman after a weekend game. An infielder for the Atlanta Braves’ minor-league team has been arrested in Ohio ...

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Daily News Sports Talk Podcast: Grandpa talks baseball

We welcomed a special guest to the podcast today: Myron “Mynie” Clayton. “Mynie” Clayton is better known around the Daily News sports department as “Grandpa.” The life-long sports fan, and grandfather of Daily News online sports editor Andy Clayton, is ...

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A-Rod sets AL RBI mark, leads Yankees to sweep of Royals

Bryan R. Smith /Bryan R. Smith Alex Rodriguez’s 3rd-inning home run makes him the AL’s all-time RBI leader and gives the Yankees all the runs they’ll need in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Royals. YANKEES 4, ROYALS 2 Alex Rodriguez ...

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Ex-Yankee ‘Chicken’ Stanley now Giants special assistant

Anonymous/AP Yankees’ Fred Stanley (l.) and then-team President Al Rosen whoop it up in the locker room in 1978 after the Yankees took the World Series in six games from the Dodgers. Fred Stanley didn’t even realize he had made ...

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Girardi hoping 3,000-hit milestone comes quickly for A-Rod

Elsa/Getty Images Alex Rodriguez enters Wednesday’s game against the Royals 21-hits shy of 3,000. Yankee manager Joe Girardi is hoping that Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of his 3,000th hit doesn’t develop into another long milestone slog for the slugger. Rodriguez, who ...

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Mets trade Nieuwenhuis to Angels for cash considerations

John Bazemore/AP Kirk Nieuwenhuis is off to California after four seasons with Mets. The Mets traded Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Angels for cash considerations Wednesday. The struggling outfielder had been designated for assignment May 19 and cleared waivers. Once considered ...

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