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Will Montgomery

Will Montgomery covers boys' soccer, girls' basketball, boys' and girls' swimming and diving, boys' lacrosse and baseball (including the Hudson Valley Renegades) for and the Times Herald-Record. Prior to joining the TH-R in November 2010, he wrote for The Record (Troy, N.Y.) for three years. He tweets things: @THR_Montgomery

Yankees, Mets in pennant races as season enters final month

The calendar has flipped over to September…and both the Mets and Yankees remain in the mix for Wild Card spots in their respective leagues. Beset by injuries at every turn, the Mets have managed to hang in there at 69-64 heading into tonight’s game against the Marlins. The club trails the Cardinals by 1 1/2 […]

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Eovaldi to undergo TJ surgery

Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi announced today that he will undergo Tommy Johnsurgery after tearing the flexor tendor and partially tearing the UCL in his right elbow. Eovaldi lasted just 12 pitches in a August 10 start at Boston before having to come out of the game. Eovaldi will miss the entire 2017 season and […]

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Austin, Judge join Bronx Bombers

The Yankees didn’t waste any time ushering in a youth movement following Alex Rodriguez‘s release. Outfielder Aaron Judge, a top prospect, has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton to become the Yankees’ everyday right fielder. Tyler Austin, a corner infielder and outfielder, has also joined the team from Triple-A. Austin has had a bounce-back 2016 in […]

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Rodriguez to play final game on Friday

Don’t call it a retirement. The Yankees announced at a press conference at the stadium this morning that Alex Rodriguez will play his final game at home on Friday against Tampa Bay. Rodriguez will be unconditionally released after the game and will receive the remainder of the money he is owed through the end of […]

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Mark Teixeira to retire at season’s end

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today to announce his retirement following the 2016 season. Teixeira, who signed an eight-year contract with New York before the 2009 season, was set to be a free agent after this year. Teixeira’s career has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons. […]

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Yankees send Chapman to Cubs

With one week to go before the MLB trade deadline, the Yankees made a move, sending closer Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for three prospects and former Yankees pitcher Adam Warren. (Warren was traded to Chicago for Starlin Castro this past offseason). Chapman is one of the best closers in baseball and his 100-MPH-plus […]

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MLB’s second half set to start

The second half of the baseball season begins in just a few hours. I had some MLB stories in the paper earlier this week. Here are the links. Column: Mets face long road to playoffs Five questions for the second half: Mets Column: Time for the Yankees to sell Five questions for the second half: […]

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Harvey to DL; shoulder problem feared

The Mets placed Matt Harvey on the 15-day disabled list this afternoon and he will visit Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis on Thursday. Thompson is the director of the Washington University Center for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. It is yet unclear whether Harvey is suffering from TOS at this point. Thursday’s visit will likely provide […]

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Reyes returns to Mets; Yankees nearing buy-sell decision

Jose Reyes makes his return to Citi Field tonight, as the former Mets’ shortstop will play third base and lead off against Miami. Reyes, released by the Colorado Rockies last month, will play in the majors for the first time this season. He had been suspended 52 games at the start of the 2016 season […]

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Sanchez gets the call

With the Yankees’ offense sputtering and some lineup regulars out with injuries, the team has called up catching prospect Gary Sanchez for this weekend’s series against the White Sox. With Brian McCann being one of the most durable catchers in the game, it is surprising to see Sanchez called up this early in the season […]

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