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Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Manny Machado, as he did with the Baltimore Orioles, will wear number 13 in honor of his favorite player, Alex Rodriguez.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

ESPN has learned that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will likely start in his first spring training game this Sunday, February 24th, when the Toronto Blue Jays travel to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota to face the Baltimore Orioles.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Per manager Aaron Boone, Nestor Cortes Jr. will get the Yankees' first spring-training start when New York travels to the Red Sox's Fort Myers complex Saturday. The likes of regulars Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres, Miguel Andújar and Greg Bird will join him. Jonathan Loaisiga will start Sunday at the Rays.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Wade, one of Adam Ottavino's strikeout victims this morning, said he had to go to the reliever after the four-K session and say, "Dude, what was that?!" About facing Ottavino, Wade added: "Think about how he is in highlights. Then times that by ... a lot."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts called Julio Urias "very fascinating" and "mature beyond his years." Urias, who impressed while facing hitters yesterday, won't crack the rotation out of spring training, but could be the first guy up if an injury occurs. He could be the Walker Buehler of 2019.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Ottavino struck out all four batters he faced in a sim game today (Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit and Tyler Wade - twice). He was incredibly filthy on this strikeout of Gleyber Torres.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he can believe it's been 10 years since the Yankees' last World Series win (one he was part of), Brett Gardner says: "It's flown by. It's been way too long ... a disappointing 10 years. I've lost more sleep about that than anybody here."

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Trea Turner a 75-SB-attempt candidate? If anyone could do it, he'd be one of the top candidates. He had Statcast's 6th-fastest sprint speed (30.1 ft/sec) in 2018 and the third-best qualified speed score (8.0) from 2016-18. They're among the reasons he's firmly in my first round.

Tim Kurkjian @Kurkjian_ESPN

We are crushed. They don't get better personally and professionally than Nick Cafardo. Rest In Peace, my friend.