"A lot of my closest friends in the world are [with Baltimore]," he added. "I've talked to them all in the last couple days. Is it weird, is it different, do I miss them? Yeah. But at the same time, I've worked out with Jacoby [Ellsbury] for seven years in Arizona. I've known Derek [Jeter] for 10 years now. Brian McCann and I got the chance to play on the WBC team together. So there's a lot of familiar faces. Sure, I'll miss it, who wouldn't miss a place where they'd been for so long. But at the same time, I'm extremely excited to be here."