Grantland | Ben Lindbergh: The renaissance of Mark Teixeira can be explained by health at last in addition to a focus on crushing pitches left in the strike zone.
LoHud | Vince Mercogliano: Joe Girardi stated that southpaw-crushing Chris Young will, barring injury, be an everyday starter against lefties for the remainder of the season, even if starts come at the much higher paid Carlos Beltran's expense. Good.
ESPN New York | Andrew Marchand: Dellin Betances is ridiculous and awesome. What are Dellin's thoughts about his kickass pitching?
San Francisco Chronicle | John Shea: The oldest living Yankee, pitcher Rugger Ardizoia, passed away over the weekend at the age of 95. Although he only made it into one major league game in 1947, the man led a fascinating life and was profiled in the New York Times this April. Rest well. Ardizoia's old title now belongs to 94-year-old former Yankees first baseman Eddie Robinson, who played 199 games for Casey Stengel's 1954-56 clubs.