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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Dave Dombrowski on the delay in finalizing J.D. Martinez's five-year, $110 million contract: "All I can say is that he continues to take his physical." Dombrowski said he's "unsure" whether Martinez would work out with the Red Sox on Friday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A team source told me the Red Sox "are being thorough" and that's the reason for the delay in the official announcement of the JD Martínez signing.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Once again, the Red Sox won't have an official announcement today on J.D. Martinez. The physical has not yet been completed, according to the team.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As the Red Sox play the opener of their annual spring-training college doubleheader, an amazing stat: By my count, 21-year-old third baseman Rafael Devers is younger than 10 players on Northeastern's roster.

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.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats skipper Davey Martinez on outfielder Victor Robles, who's ranked among the top five prospects in baseball: "He does it all."

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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.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Nats hurler Stephen Strasburg, on hearing that Dodgers lefty Alex Wood is planning on working exclusively from the stretch this year after watching Strasburg do it last year: "I don't try to set trends. I don't think I've started anything new. There's other guys that have done it before me. I did it to try to be more consistent." It worked: Strasburg's 2.72 FIP led the NL, and his 71% quality start rate trailed only Clayton Kershaw.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon admits the Cubs 25 man roster is near set even at this point in the spring, which is a long way from his early days with the Rays. Every position was seemingly up for grabs: "It was like a casting call."

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Pablo Sandoval is battling for a back-up infield spot with the Giants. San Francisco opens up Cactus League play Friday.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

One of the most noticeable changes at Nats camp under Davey Martinez is the presence of music during workouts. The new skipper taps different players each day to DJ, and on Thursday it was Bryce Harper's turn. Harper went with old school hip hop, including Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," and "I Got 5 On It" by Luniz.

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.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Prized off-season acquisition Evan Longoria takes some grounders at 3rd base under the watchful eye of Spring Training instructor and 2000 N.L. MVP Jeff Kent.

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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.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Family time for #13!

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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.

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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.