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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

When Danny Farquhar walked into the news conference room at Steinbrenner Field just now he excitedly blurted out: "This is so cool!" He went on to later add: "Just to think 10 months ago that I would be here, you don't know. And I am extraordinarily just thankful."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone tried hard to avoid discussing Luis Severino's pending extension, but he was posed a hypothetical about locking up a good young pitcher long term. His response: "He's a great pitcher and I hope he's here for a long time. Hope we can get him out tomorrow. Missed seeing him on the field today."

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Dustin Pedroia talks about his return after playing just three games in 2018.

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon often talks about coaching the coaches as he meets with his mostly new staff. Full squad workouts are around the corner.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Julio Urias drew a crowd that included Clayton Kershaw during his bullpen session today. He's among the group of 8 or so starters that the Dodgers plan to stretch out this spring, but it sounds like they'll take it slow with him early. He'll be on an innings limit, but Dave Roberts doesn't know the number. "We have to ramp him up," Roberts said, "but we have to make sure there's bullets left middle to the end of the season, too."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers' first full-squad workout is five days away, but almost every position player is already in camp. Rich Hill, on the team's mindset coming off back-to-back World Series losses: "I think this year guys are coming in hungry and ready to start off the season on the right foot and be able to not have that so-called World Series hangover. Last year I think maybe we had a little bit of that. This year, guys are coming in and a hundred percent ready to kick off the season in the right direction and go out there and show everybody that we are the best team in baseball. It's something that you can see here in the clubhouse, guys showing up early and getting ready to work."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dodgers plan to play Cody Bellinger every day this year, which Dave Roberts believes is "very important" for his development. "Our responsibility is to put the best players out there that are going to help us win. For him to be out there every day is a good thing for us."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Boone also said Aroldis Chapman's knee, which was so problematic down the stretch last year, is in "good condition." CC Sabathia's knee is one the Yankees are keeping an eye on as they ease him into spring training work. It prob won't be until March 1 before he does PFP and mound work.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Although the Yankees are planning to keep Gary Sánchez out of game action the first week of spring training following his offseason shoulder surgery, he isn't really all that limited right now, Aaron Boone said. "He's full steam ahead," per the manager.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Patrick Corbin, Washington National.

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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO – Phillies GM Matt Klentak on Bryce Harper and Many Machado: "There's a lot of people that are curious what's gonna happen, where are these guys gonna go, how much money they're going to make, I too, I'm curious to know the answers..."

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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Tyler Chatwood discuss starting anew this season after a forgetful 2018. He's made a slight mechanical delivery change to help his control.

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Ottavino said this today about wearing the No. 0: "I didn't wanna do anything to upset people but I had to be myself and didn't know what the organization would think. So I said it's kinda ... ‘the balls in your court.' For me, it's just a number I'm comfortable with."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

VIDEO: Aaron Nola refuses to address whether the tough free agent market was a consideration for him signing a four-year deal with the Phillies: "This felt right for me at this time."

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Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Gary Sánchez spent a large chunk of today's open clubhouse speaking to reporters about moving on from his difficult last season, and being motivated for this one. "To be honest, guys, I already forgot about last year," he said through a translator.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Here is what Cardinals' reliever Andrew Miller, who has served as MLBPA player rep in the past, told me about the high number of unsigned free-agents: "It's unfortunate. There's a lot of really good players, guys I know, that I workout with in the off-season, guys that I've watched and admired from across the field, that are sitting around waiting and don't know where they're going. It's not good for the game; we need those guys to be a part of it. There's something about established players and the value they can bring, not only on the field, but in the clubhouse and to fan bases. It's something I hope resolves itself very soon (but) I don't know how optimistic I am about that. In general, players are certainly upset with it, because even if you're not going through it right now, all these guys in the clubhouse hope to eventually get to free agency and hope to experience that, and right now it's not working too well."