Jacoby Ellsbury believes the New York Yankees are motivated to perform after a disappointing 2014 season.
"They worked hard, seeing them in the clubhouse, and obviously you can tell they put on some strength from their size," Ellsbury said. "I think guys have a chip on their shoulder and want to go out there and perform at the highest level."
Ellsbury, who was one of the most productive Yankees last season, is entering the second year of the massive seven-year, $153 million deal he signed with New York.
"I was talking to Mac [Brian McCann] about it; it's just nice to see familiar faces and teammates," Ellsbury said. "Just all those little things that you go through with a new team. It's a simple, easy transition. I thought it was easy last year, but it's just really nice this year to come in and know the clubhouse guys, little stuff like that."