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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees GM Brian Cashman on whether the Yanks and Sox are now on "equal footing": "Ultimately we're not on the same ground because they are the American League East champions, and until someone takes that away from them, you have to pay that homage."

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Cubs starters this weekend for first three Cactus League games: Michael Roth, Eddie Butler and Jen-Ho Tseng. Friday-Sunday.

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.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A glimpse of the new #28... J. Martínez

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.

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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.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Paul Goldschmidt's annual Player Rater finishes: 2011: 545th overall, 1B51 2012: 55th, 1B7 2013: 5th, 1B2 2014: 73rd, 1B12 2015: 6th, 1B1 2016: 8th, 1B1 2017: 9th, 1B1

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.

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Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Jake Lamb is the other Diamondbacks player who moved a good amount in today's rankings update. Roughly one-third of his 2017 fantasy value came from home runs, and with his inconsistent month-over-month batted ball distribution, I worry even a .290 BABIP might be tough for him. He moved from 103rd to 133rd overall.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

After examining the humidor story even more closely, I'm moving Paul Goldschmidt down in my rankings, from No. 3 to 8 overall. I want to make the 20-plus stolen base case — more "small ball"? — but don't feel certain enough it'll happen. My new top 10: Trout, Altuve, Arenado, Betts, Harper, Turner, Blackmon, Goldy, Correa, Stanton.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Declaración de los Gigantes de San Francisco sobre el Salón de la Fama puertorriqueño Orlando Cepeda. Está hospitalizado en estado crítico tras sufrir un problema cardíaco la noche del lunes.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

JD Martínez's physical is done. Red Sox medical staff is currently consulting and reviewing the results; expected to pass with flying colors.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Cubs Manager Joe Maddon loves the month of February: "I love the slow dance of Spring Training. You need to treat Spring Training as though your players just came down from Mars. Even though they might be accomplished players, you need to take it back to step one. In the off-season, everything goes to the back of your mind and you need to bring it back to the front."

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Dave Roberts on the pressure of repeating the success of 2017 and expectations of managing in Los Angeles: "It comes with the job. In our market to be under the microscope and have high expectations — that's the way it should be. It holds everyone accountable to understand each day is important."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price on the potential impact that J.D. Martinez could make on the AL East race: "To add a hitter like that to the lineup, that's good, especially in this division. The Yankees made moves this offseason. To be able to combat those moves with a guy like J.D., that was a good move."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

David Price describes J.D. Martinez as "quiet" and "different than me." Price claims he "didn't talk anything about baseball" in his recruiting pitches to Martinez. His advice to Martinez on dealing with everything that comes with playing for the Red Sox: "Go play baseball. Just go be yourself."