New York Teams

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

The day before the Yankees' spring-training opener was about communication. During the morning workout, players went through defensive communication drills on pop ups and fly balls. In the afternoon, they participated in improv and communication games led by actor and comedian Steve Shenbaum. (photo courtesy the Yankees)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks snap an 8-game losing streak with a win in Orlando. Trey Burke led New York with 26 points on 12-for-22 shooting and tied Tim Hardaway for a team-high with six assists. Frank Ntilikina played 29 minutes and Emmanuel Mudiay started and played 22 as the Knicks began to look at their younger players. Veteran Jarrett Jack didn't play against the Magic.

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O'Quinn shows physicality on and-1 putback (0:18)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Trey Burke has been the best among the Knicks' three young guards tonight. He gave NYK a lift in the first half with 14 points off the bench. Starter Emmanuel Mudiay distributed the ball well but the Knicks struggled defensively during his time on the floor, getting outscored by 12 points.

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Kemba's 3-pointer gets stuck between rim and backboard (0:15)

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' lineup change - starting Emmanuel Mudiay - hasn't helped its perimeter defense. Orlando has hit nine of its first ten threes in the first quarter and has a four-point lead.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek tells reporters in Orlando that Emmanuel Mudiay will start at point guard on Thursday. Jarrett Jack had started at point guard since the fourth game of the regular season by New York is playing its younger players more often over the final 23 games. That's why Mudiay will move into the starting lineup. It's interesting that New York chose to start Mudiay rather than rookie Frank Ntilikina at point guard.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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BBTN: Whitley Suspension, Yankee Targets, 6-Man Rotations

Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about the implications of the Forrest Whitley suspension, if the Yankees will target Alex Cobb, the Angels' potential six man rotation and more (7:24). Plus, Karl Ravech's chat with Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton (30:12), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (32:49) and interesting comments from Rob Manfred (37:13).

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.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Newly-acquired 3B Brandon Drury has arrived at Yankees spring training. And he's getting some early-morning action. Going through live batting practice as Aaron Judge and others look on.

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