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Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman and spring training instructor Alex Rodriguez watch batting practice in Tampa.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

A-Rod talking to Yankees GM Brian Cashman.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Back at Third Base, Number 13. El número 13 de regreso a la esquina caliente.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

A-Rod instructing at shortstop


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

A-Rod debuts as an instructor at Yankees camp.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez instructing in the outfield.


BBTN: Pace Of Play, Early Observations & More

Buster Olney talks to Jayson Stark about possible incentives to improve pace of play, early observations from spring and more. Plus, a "Call to the Legends" with Mike Krukow, a chat with Nationals SS Trea Turner and Andrew Marchand with an update on the Yankees.

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4hAndrew Marchand

A-Rod, future manager of Yankees? Don't laugh

Watch out, Joe Girardi! Owner Hal Steinbrenner shared with us his three criteria for an ideal manager, and Alex Rodriguez checks all three boxes.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

You know that Alex Rodriguez is showing up just by all the extra media members in the Yankee clubhouse.

Could A-Rod manage Yankees one day? (0:40)
What will A-Rod's role be at Yankees camp? (1:46)
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5hJayson Stark

How 'special' is A-Rod's spring training role, anyway?

The history of special instructors in spring training is rife with novelty and nostalgia, but Alex Rodriguez may be the first to actually impart some valuable ... well, instruction.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Recently retired Nick Swisher was in camp as a guest instructor. He hugged a lot of people.

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Swisher to be guest instructor for Yankees

During his first day as a spring training guest instructor, Nick Swisher worked with New York Yankees outfielders on Monday, three days after announcing his retirement as a player.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Joe Girardi on A-Rod: "Mr. Steinbrenner always gave people second and third chances and brought people back to the organization that had done really good things for the organization. There are situations that happen that aren't always so positive. That didn't keep Mr. Steinbrenner from bringing them back before. Hal [Steinbrenner] is doing the same thing."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez will arrive in Yankees camp on Tuesday. The fact he is making a triumphant return after not being allowed to finish out his 10-year, $275 million contract on the field is a testament to the incredible change in the relationship between the team and its special adviser since his season long suspension in 2014.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Jon Niese will vie for a bullpen spot.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees catchers, Gary Sanchez and Austin Romine, working on pop-ups. Former Pirate All-Star Tony Pena at the controls.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Lefty Jon Niese said he accepted a minor league deal with the Yankees because he thought it was his best chance to make a big league roster. He thinks there are opportunities in the bullpen and the rotation. He had no major league contract offers.

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1dJim Bowden

Baseball's best spring training job battles

The Dodgers' choice between Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier is just one of this year's old-fashioned camp competitions. Who's battling where and who wins?

ESPN Stats and Information  

New Yankees minor-league acquisition Jonathon Niese doesn't have much experience versus AL teams. He has a 4.01 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 187 games against NL opponents and a 4.62 ERA with a 1.55 WHIP in 24 games against AL foes.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Yankees signed Jonathon Niese to a minor-league contract. Niese won 61 games in his time with the Mets. Three pitchers have won at least 50 games with the Mets AND won a game with the Yankees - Dwight Gooden, Al Leiter and David Cone. Bob Ojeda is the other Mets 50-game winner to pitch for the Yankees, but he didn't win a game for them.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees have a minor league deal with Jon Niese, pending his physical, a source confirms. Niese was 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA last year. He will be an extra arm in camp with an outside chance to make the rotation. The New York Post first mentioned the signing.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1615th
Quality Starts7017th
Batting Average.25220th
On Base Percentage.31425th
Slugging Percentage.40521st

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