New York Teams

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One holdup in the Minnesota talks for Derrick Rose has been that the Knicks hadn't budged on their insistence that a second piece be added to the deal in a return for Ricky Rubio - a player or a draft pick, according to a source. With one hour to go, it will be interesting to see if the Knicks lower their demands or if Minnesota acquiesces.

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks and Clippers have had recent talks about shooting guard Courtney Lee, sources tell Ramona Shelburne and I. The Knicks have been seeking draft picks back in most conversations they've had with teams, per sources. The Clippers don't have any immediate first-round picks to offer to New York may have to settle for a player or get a third team involved to push a deal through.

Stats & Info

David Wright trending in wrong direction

Wright was named an All-Star for the seventh time in eight seasons in 2013. Since then, injuries have taken a heavy toll on the third baseman.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Potential Yankee starting RF Aaron Judge taking cuts. The last swing ended with the ball going over the right center wall.

Stats & Info

Cespedes has done best work with Mets

Since first being traded to New York in 2015, Yoenis Cespedes has been a force at the plate. The outfielder has improved both his average and power numbers.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriguez instructing during his final day in camp. Actually, he is just talking to bench coach Rob Thompson. It is his final day, though.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury haven't stolen as many bases in recent years. Gardner said that pitchers are quicker to the plate and there are no more "gimmes." Still, Gardner said they need to be more aggressive.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees Dellin Betances said he had an offer to play from Joe Torre to play for the United States in the WBC, but chose the Dominican Republic to honor his parents.

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Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yankee newcomer Chris Carter

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees reliever Dellin Betances, who had an intentional walk called-off by manager Joe Girardi in July of last year after he threw a ball that sailed over catcher Brian McCann's head and hit the backstop, told me this about implementing dugout signals for intentional walks: "I had an issue with that last year, where I overthrew the ball [vs. Brandon Crawford on July 23, 2016] and the other team could've scored. So it does make it easier in those terms. It avoids those situations, but it does take away a little drama."

MLB 

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

$153M man Jacoby Ellsbury says he plans on talking to Joe Girardi about the manager's thoughts on possibly batting either Brett Garner or Ellsbury toward the bottom of the order.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

An interesting idea to speed up the game from Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Borrowing from the NFL, Girardi said he would have small listening devices for batters to receive signs. For pitchers and catchers, they could use them to change signals.

MLB 

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Holliday, Chris Carter, Brett Gardner and Chase Headley were hitting in the batting cages inside the Yankees complex. A Yankees coach said Ellsbury's swing "already looks better than last year".

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Lanzando en el bullpen por los Yankees, Luis Cessa, Michael Pineda, Bryan Mitchell y Tyler Clippard.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Interesting perspective from Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka on implementing a dugout signal for intentional walks: "Perhaps it will take away some of the drama out of baseball. But, if you are just talking from the standpoint of a pitcher, it's an advantage because there is no chance of the ball being overthrown over the catcher's head or anything like that. Also, last year, Gary Sánchez almost hit a home run off an intentional walk, so it avoids that situation too. But also, intentional walks are something that can throw a pitcher off rhythm a little bit. When you are pitching out, the balls that you are throwing are light tosses. And then all of a sudden you have to go back into the game and throw 100 percent to the next batter. So perhaps not having to do that will keep you in rhythm."

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Derek Jeter had his captain's dinner with Yankees prospects last night, "He was everything I thought Derek Jeter would be," prospect Justus Sheffield said.

MLB 

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Rainy day in Tampa limiting Yankees to workout indoors today.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

El futuro de los Yankees: Jorge Mateo, Gleyber Torres y Miguel Andújar.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

All Latin players in the Yankees are currently in a meeting led by the FBI, briefing them on how to remain safe in their respective countries.

ESPN Stats & Information

The bar has been set

Per the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, the following are the eight highest 2017 over-under win totals across all MLB teams. Story

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Ya casi listos para el inicio de los partidos primaverales en Steinbrenner Field en Tampa, sede de entrenamiento de los Yankees.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Grounds crew putting the final touches on George M. Steinbrenner Field. Yankees start home spring training games on Friday, February 24th vs Phillies.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

It sounds like Alex Rodriguez will be adding to his TV responsibilities. He and YES are in talks about a role, network spokesman Eric Handler said. It would be easy to see A-Rod doing some Yankee broadcast. A-Rod has already worked on Fox's playoff coverage. YES and Fox are part of the same company.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Alex Rodriugez said he doesn't see managing his future: "I'm trying to get my life back in order," Rodriguez said. "I'm trying to manage my daughters and, most of the time, they are managing me."

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