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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Dakota Hudson's strong outing (5 shutout IP, 8 K's) probably clinches him a rotation spot, though he shouldn't be counted on for that kind of strikeout rate during the regular season. He's a pitch-to-contact, 55-60% ground ball type who will probably be susceptible to matchups.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Caleb Smith now has 13 K's in nine innings of two spring starts. Don't forget: He had a 3.51 ERA and 29.9 K% in his first 11 starts last year. Smith cost $1 in LABR (March 3) and $6 in Tout Wars (March 17), but now belongs in the "dart throw" tier for ESPN standard leagues.

Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

Gio Gonzalez has an April 20 opt-out if NYY don't add him to big-league roster by then. Minor-league deal, $3m base major league salary

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacoby Ellsbury says he's happy to finally be in Yankees camp. He isn't ready to give a timeline for his possible return to games, but he's beginning baseball activity. After getting surgery on his hip he "almost feels like I have a new leg." He adds the plantar fascia issue with his right foot is one he's played with for years.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees will be bringing some star power to Orlando for this evening's game vs. the Braves: CF Gardner RF Judge LF Stanton 1B Voit 2B LeMahieu C Romine SS Wade 3B Urshela DH Lavarnway SP Tanaka