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Colon faces hitters on the back field

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 22, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After a few team defense drills — fly balls, relay throws, backing up in foul territory — the Yankees latest live batting practice sessions have started up.

On the main field, it’s Freddy Garcia. On the back field, it’s Bartolo Colon. I chose the back field, if only out of curiosity. I had no idea what to expect, but I’ll say this.

I thought Colon looked pretty good.

Russel Martin took him deep to left, but Colon seemed to have legitimate zip on his fastball. When he missed, he seemed to miss low. That’s just an observation from the sideline, and I could be completely wrong, but I came away feeling like Colon was more legitimate than I originally thought.

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