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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The day before the Yankees' spring-training opener was about communication. During the morning workout, players went through defensive communication drills on pop ups and fly balls. In the afternoon, they participated in improv and communication games led by actor and comedian Steve Shenbaum. (photo courtesy the Yankees)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe the team store already knows the batting order for the Yankees:

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandon Drury is from Grants Pass, Oregon, and he grew up a Seahawks fan -- and also a Yankees fan (Derek Jeter was his favorite player). His family would drive up to Seattle -- six hours away -- in a motorhome and go to a Seahawks game every year. As it turns out, when Russell Wilson joins the Yankees on Monday, his locker will be right next to Drury's.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Wilson already has a locker in the Yankees' spring training clubhouse. No. 73 will be positioned right next to the other new Yankee, Brandon Drury. When he arrives Monday, Wilson will also be seated a few lockers down from Aaron Judge.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brandon Drury, the new Yankees third baseman, spent the offseason working with Robert Van Skoyoc, the hitting guru who helped transform the careers of J.D. Martinez and Chris Taylor (among others). "I'd put a good swing on the ball and get a single or maybe a double in the gap," Drury said. The goal is to, yes, hit more balls in the air and more home runs than the 13 he hit in 2017. Maybe that's what Brian Cashman alluded to when he said the Yankees felt there was more untapped potential in Drury.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

From what Aaron Boone said today, it sounds like Russell Wilson will be around Yankees camp to mainly lend advice on success and leadership. And a chance for him to put on pinstripes.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees manager Aaron Boone acknowledges that Russell Wilson will be at spring training "multiple days." ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports Wilson will be in camp through March 3, the day the Yankees play the Red Sox. The team contends Wilson will not be playing this spring.

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Russell Wilson to be in Yankees camp Monday

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be joining the Yankees in training camp Monday. A source told ESPN he will stay with the Yankees for six days.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Guest spring training instructors and former Yankees Tino Martinez and Willie Randolph get loose before today's batting practice session.


BBTN: Whitley Suspension, Yankee Targets, 6-Man Rotations

Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about the implications of the Forrest Whitley suspension, if the Yankees will target Alex Cobb, the Angels' potential six man rotation and more (7:24). Plus, Karl Ravech's chat with Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton (30:12), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (32:49) and interesting comments from Rob Manfred (37:13).

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Per Elias, this marks the first time the Yankees and Red Sox both added players coming off 30-homer seasons in the same offseason. Giancarlo Stanton hit 59 in Miami last year, J.D. Martinez hit 45 in Arizona.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly-acquired 3B Brandon Drury has arrived at Yankees spring training. And he's getting some early-morning action. Going through live batting practice as Aaron Judge and others look on.

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Cashman: Yanks are 'Little Engine That Could'

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman compared his team to "The Little Engine That Could" after being asked how he viewed the Yankees in relation to their American League East rival, the Boston Red Sox.


Brian Cashman on the 2018 Yankees

Yankees GM Brian Cashman joins the guys to discuss the Brandon Drury trade and what his expectations are for the upcoming season.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Boone said Aaron Judge won't play the first several games when the Yankees kick off their spring schedule on Friday. No concerns, they're just taking it slow after offseason shoulder surgery. He said Judge should play "within the week." Giancarlo Stanton is expected to be in the lineup on Friday.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone announced his tentative pitching rotation for the first four spring training games: Friday (Luis Cessa), Saturday (Domingo Germán), Sunday (Jordan Montgomery), Monday (Sonny Gray). Shortly after that, the vet starters will get going, he adds.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

While Brian Cashman was speaking to reporters in the Yankees' dugout, there was a little commotion in the stands. Fans suddenly cheered as Aaron Judge hit a homer off the top of the scoreboard in BP. Another line-drive homer of his got caught by a young fan holding out a hat. That created some buzz, too.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman explains why he's been after Brandon Drury for a long time, and why the team traded for the third baseman yesterday.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brian Cashman says "we paid a heavy price" in giving up Nick Solak and Taylor Widener for Brandon Drury. The trade was "made with a lot of angst." He said 10 to 15 teams had asked about Solak this offseason and the depth of the minor league system allowed them to make the deal.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Brian Cashman says Brandon Drury was acquired primarily with the intention to play third base. The Yankees feel he's a very skilled athlete who has yet to reach his potential and they've tried to get him for several years. Drury won't be handed the starting job over Miguel Andujar, but Cashman feels his experience does give him the leg up.


Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Some spirited rundown drills at Yankees spring training. After Gleyber Torres accidentally ran into a runner after a quick throw to 2B (not pictured), Aaron Boone shouted: "Attaway, Gleyber. Comin' in hot!" They're loose in Tampa.


BBTN: How Trades Impact Free Agency, Tanking In The Sunshine State

Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick about how Tuesday's big trade impacts remaining free agents, tanking in the state of Florida and more (9:01). Plus, Marc Topkin brings some "Inside Heat" on the Rays (27:17) and Paul Hembekides goes inside the numbers in the debut of "Hembo Knows" (34:51).

Judge's advice to Stanton: 'Don't change a thing' (2:31)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2627th
On Base Percentage.3393rd
Slugging Percentage.4474th
Earned Run Average3.725th
Quality Starts7510th