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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."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

David Price when asked whether the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry has heated up with the Stanton/Martínez acquisitions (with a big smile on his face): "You guys want it, let's do it, we hate the Yankees. You guys want it, yeah we hate the Yankees. We hate them."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

JD Martínez has arrived at Red Sox camp! Martínez is currently undergoing his physical.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yankees make it official: they've acquired infielder/outfielder Brandon Drury from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

I don't anticipate having any shares of Steven Souza Jr. He's shaping up as a potentially overvalued pick, between his remarkably good luck in the injury department in 2017, his high HR/FB% and that people might underestimate the adverse impact of the humidor on offense.

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Good move by the Diamondbacks to deal Brandon Drury now, because he was one of their players I'd have most expected to suffer statistically as a result of the humidor. In New York, he'll play regularly while getting at least as much HR/FB% help, so his results should be similar.