New York Teams

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Clint Frazier firmly told reporters his "eyes are set on opening day. I'm here to want a spot ... in my mind, I'm breaking (spring) with the team. That's my goal, and that's the vision I have for myself." He isn't worried how the stacked OF competition will shake out. "I've been up (on MLB club) before, and I know people know I can play up there."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Following the Yankees' 4-1 win over the Pirates, Clint Frazier and Aaron Boone spoke about the 2nd-inning fly ball Frazier drifted on, then leapt for and caught on the warning track. Boone, smirking: "I was thinking, ‘Get back there, man. Get behind that thing a little bit.'" Frazier said the wind carried the ball today. "I've just got to make it look a little easier from here on out. That way I can have some people trust in me when the ball's hit to me."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Aaron Boone and Estevan Florial signing some autographs, hopefully not appearing later on eBay:

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Brandon Drury says the 93 mph fastball that hit him caught him on the top of his left hand. He iced it when he came out the next inning. It feels fine now and doesn't require X-rays.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Here's an Estevan Florial triple in the gap in case you like those kinds of things:

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Third baseman Brandon Drury's time with the Yankees begins with a sharp single to left field.

Jon Scher ESPN.com 

Yankees RHP Domingo German warms up before Saturday's spring training start vs. the Pirates in Bradenton. View is from the boardwalk above the bullpen, which is open to fans.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Knicks say Luke Kornet will play for Westchester today and Isaiah Hicks will play for the Knicks vs. Boston. The idea is to manage the amount of time (45 days) 2-way players can spend with NBA club before the contract has to be converted to a traditional NBA deal.

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David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Miguel Andujar was hitting some bombs in BP. A lot of power potential in that swing if everything comes together.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

An hour south of Tampa, the Yankees are taking batting practice ahead of their game in Bradenton against the Pirates.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone said today it may be optimistic to expect Thairo Estrada ready for the start of the minor league season. The Yankees infield prospect who's recovering from a gunshot wound to the hip after a robbery attempt in Valenzuela last month, is showing signs of progress, though. He's "graduated to the elliptical" after spending the start of spring training riding exercise bikes, Boone said. "There's no chance we're going to push it too much with him. But I'm still hopeful that this isn't something that is going to cost him the bulk of the season by any means," Boone added.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Today's Yankees lineup at the Pirates, with most of the vets staying behind in Tampa: Wade 2B Drury 3B Austin 1B Frazier LF Espinosa DH Torreyes SS Florial CF Kratz C Robinson RF German SP

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Kyle O'Quinn, Enes Kanter talk about Frank Ntilikina's defense in the 2nd half vs. Orlando; Jeff Hornacek is encouraged by Troy Williams' athleticism:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek on Lance Thomas' value and versatility on defense:

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither Frank Ntilikina nor Jeff Hornacek are concerned about the knee pain Ntilikina has dealt with occasionally in recent weeks. Ntilikina says he can play through the pain. Hornacek said it isn't anything to be worried about.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets CEO Christopher Johnson on David Harris: "David Harris operated at the highest standard for both performance and professionalism and is as fine a person as you will ever meet. His endurance, intelligence and reliability were his trademarks and he was always there for his teammates. With all of those qualities, what stands out most to me is the humility and selflessness with which he approached each day. I wish him and his family the absolute best that life has to offer and they will always have a home with the New York Jets."

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek was impressed by the Frank Ntilikina-Trey Burke backcourt and likes how Ntilikina defended shooting guards vs. Orlando:

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets coach Todd Bowles on the retiring David Harris: "Players like David Harris don't come around very often. He's one of the best players and people I've ever coached. I have nothing but the highest respect for him as a person and a leader. He is an example of everything you want from a player. I am proud to have coached him and wish him and his family the best."

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Yankees fans excited for Stanton's debut (1:09)

Jon Scher ESPN.com 

Outside Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, something I've never noticed before: A memorial to the Twin Towers alongside a small piece of structural steel. Quite literally reflective in the way the Towers were.

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