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Workout wraps up with some extra hitting

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 08, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

photoThe Yankees off-day workout is over, but Kevin Long is still on the field throwing extra batting practice to Nick Swisher, Robinson Cano, Ramiro Pena and Francisco Cervelli. It’s that net drill that Long likes so much, the one with the screen on the opposite side of the plate to keep his hitters short and quick to the ball.

When the group finished taking hacks from the right side, the screen was moved for left-handed swings. During the change, Cano seemed to be going over mechanics with Cervelli. I’m not close enough to know what Cano was saying, but he was definitely demonstrating a right-handed swing while talking to the Yankees backup catcher.

My guess: Cano could rake from that side too if he wanted.

When it came time for Cano to take his hacks from the left-handed batters box, he did what he always does during this drill. He crushed balls to right, over and over again, one loud thwack after another.

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