Mlb.com | Alyson Footer: Four Yankees are already headed to the All-Star Game, but Giancarlo Stanton needs your help. The reigning NL MVP is competing with Boston outfielder Andrew Benintendi, Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario, and Mariners shortstop Jean Segura in the Final Vote. Click here to cast your vote and send Stanton to Washington. In other All-Star news, no Yankees will compete in this year’s Home Run Derby, including previous winners Aaron Judge and Stanton.
Newsday | Erik Boland: Masahiro Tanaka is scheduled to start Tuesday in Baltimore. He last pitched in a rehab game on Wednesday in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, so he’ll make the start against the O’s on an extra day’s rest. Luis Cessa and CC Sabathia have already been tabbed to start today’s doubleheader at Camden Yards.
New York Post | George A. King III: The Yankees and Royals are in talks for Mike Moustakas, according to a scout. King lists the reasons why this might not be a good move for the Bombers, while Matt Snyder opines otherwise. Greg Bird reportedly could be part of the package heading to Kansas City in a Moose deal, so Mike Mazzeo of the Daily News discusses why that would be a bad move for New York.
New York Post | Greg Joyce: The Yankees were scouting Nathan Eovaldi when he flirted with a perfect game against the Mets. Jacob deGrom leads MLB in ERA and was named the Mets’ only All-Star, but other Yankees starting pitching targets have not fared well lately. We watched J.A. Happ possibly blow his chance, Tyson Ross on Saturday night gave up eight runs in two innings, and Cole Hamels’ trade value continues to plummet after allowing seven runs while only recording two outs.
Newsday | David Lennon: The playoff system needs a little tinkering to protect the second-best record. If the season ended today, the team with the number-two record in baseball (the Yankees) would host the AL Wild Card game. Upon winning, they would then have to play the Division Series against the team with the best mark (the Red Sox). Meanwhile, teams with inferior records would play in the other ALDS.
#StartSpreadingTheNews yankees win solid start by going 6strong innings, rbi groundout by and big rbi single by bullpen and to close it .... WHAT A GAME!!...— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) July 8, 2018
Boone broke the news to Gleyber Torres this way of his ASG bid: "I called him in and was like, ‘Have you done any work today? What’s going on with your leg? You’re probably going to have to get that right so when you go to D.C. next week you can tip your cap properly.'"— Erik Boland (@eboland11) July 8, 2018