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Jesus Montero, Alex Rodriguez, Ike Davis and moves by the Giants and Rangers

The New York media lost to the Boston media this morning, 4-2 at Fenway Park, to even out the 2011 media series at one game apiece.

Now onto actual baseball:

--Jesus Montero will be at Fenway Park tomorrow, as Joel Sherman first reported, and it wouldn't be a surprise if Montero started at DH against Red Sox lefty Jon Lester.

It's time. Some might argue it's well beyond time. The Yankees can start to get a feel for what they have in Montero. And remember, it's not out of the realm of possibility that Montero makes the team's postseason roster.

--Alex Rodriguez's left thumb felt better, Joe Girardi said, but A-Rod wasn't scheduled to take any batting practice today. Instead, he again took some grounders at third base, where he looked fine.

--Ike Davis' left ankle is feeling better, and he'll meet with the team in Florida this weekend. 

--As I type, fewer than six hours remain for clubs to acquire players who will be eligible for postseason rosters. The deadline is midnight tonight Eastern time. So far, the biggest moves have come from the defending league champions, although only one of that pair imported.

It was the Giants who exported, designating both Aaron Rowand and Miguel Tejada for assignment, in moves that seem like too little, too late. Rowand and Tejada are two more over-the-hill veterans who received generous salaries from San Francisco GM Brian Sabean.

Over in Texas, meanwhile, the Rangers acquired former closer Mike Gonzalez from Baltimore and brought back catcher Matt Treanor from Kansas City. Gonzalez, an ill-advised signing by the Orioles, has good splits against lefties this year.

--Have a great night.



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