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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson estimated Lucas Duda is still two weeks from baseball activity outdoors. Duda is on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs reliever Justin Grimm said the bullpen wasn't going crazy as Kris Bryant's 5th hit and third home run sailed over their heads on Monday night against the Reds. He recalls: "We just looked at each other like 'you gotta be kidding me.'"

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson predicted Yulieski Gourriel will take about a month to be ready to compete in the majors.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Reyes will work strictly at third base in the minors before being promoted. The outfield and other exposure will only come once he joins the Mets.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

As expected, Alex Rodriguez is at DH and batting third with lefty Cole Hamels tonight. The Yankees have also moved Carlos Beltran into the two hole.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "evaluating where we are" with respect to making an offer on Yulieski Gourriel. He took BP from coaches, took grounders at third and second base on Monday in Port St. Lucie. The agent would like a deal in the next week or two weeks but has multiple other showcases before committing. Having Jose Reyes doesn't really affect interest in Gourriel.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Logan Verrett will start on Wednesday against the Nationals opposite Max Scherzer in a spot start. Steven Matz starts Thursday, bumped back a day.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will not need to regularly skip Steven Matz or otherwise give him extra rest. The Mets may go to a six-man rotation at some point. Surgery would sideline Matz for three months.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson said Noah Syndergaard's small bone spur will not need to be removed after the season. Ninety percent of the pitchers have something similar, Alderson estimated.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Sandy Alderson acknowledged Noah Syndergaard has a small spur in the back of elbow. "It's really insignificant," Alderson said. He will continue to pitch on turn.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz will stay in the rotation, but instead pitch on Thursday at Citi Field. Sandy Alderson said the spur at the back of the elbow cannot cause further damage. It's just a discomfort threshold. The spur will have to be surgically removed, but may wait until end of the season.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

After Monday's victory, the Dodgers have recorded 23 of their 42 victories (54.8 percent) via the comeback. Only two other NL teams have a higher percentage of wins by comeback: the Reds (58.6) and the Brewers (55.9), who the Dodgers will face for three games starting Tuesday night. Source: STATS, LLC.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi -- the two top prospects in the Red Sox's organization -- have been invited to play in the annual Futures Game on July 10 in San Diego.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers claimed INF Cole Figueroa from the Pirates and optioned him to Triple-A OKC. The 28-year old has 48 games of major league experience over the past three seasons with the Rays, Yankees and Pirates. The 40-man roster is full.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Dominic Smith and Dilson Herrera will represent the Mets in the Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals have activated Brayan Pena and designated Eric Fryer for assignment. They are hopeful the move will get Yadier Molina more rest. Pena was signed to a two-year, $5 million contract to be Molina's backup, but has been out all season after left knee surgery.