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Injury updates: Chamberlain, Rodriguez, Robertson, Jeter, Teixeira, Pineda

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 02, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Lyle Overbay, Joba Chamberlain

Sorry for the rapid fire posts in the past hour or so, but there have been a lot of little noteworthy things to get out there including plenty of injury updates from Brian Cashman’s conference call. Here we go…

JOBA CHAMBERLAIN
First noticed some pain in his side while warming up on Tuesday. He complained about it early Wednesday, got treatment yesterday and an MRI today. That MRI revealed the oblique strain that will put him on the disabled list.

“We always hope it’s just the two weeks,” Cashman said. “We can’t predict. It seems like it’s possible it could resolve within the two weeks, but I can’t certainly guarantee it. Joba is a pretty miraculous healer; more so than anybody I’ve seen. He does get hurt, but when he does, he usually bounces back pretty quick. I don’t know. At the very least, we’re going to take the safe route to make sure that we can put it behind us.”

ALEX RODRIGUEZ
Having progressed to “full-bore” running, Rodriguez has been cleared to travel to Tampa to begin some early baseball activities. He will report to the Yankees facility on Monday, but Cashman isn’t sure what exactly Rodriguez will be doing. He also made it clear that this is not an indication that Rodriguez will be back sooner than expected.

“It has never come up, so no,” Cashman said. “Every conversation we’ve had with the physical therapist is that he’s exactly where he needs to be. He’s on time, he’s working hard. I’ve never heard anything about he’s ahead of schedule or ahead of time. … The trainer is going to be talking to physical therapists and they’re putting together the baseball protocol here this weekend.”

DAVE ROBERTSON
Felt some discomfort in his left knee/hamstring last night, but there seems to be nothing to cause overwhelming concern.

“David saw Dr. Ahmad today as well,” Cashman said. “He’s got a little bit of crankiness there behind the knee where the hamstring attaches, so he’s just day to day. He had an MRI scan — or whatever scan the doctor chose to evaluate him — and he’s day-to-day. He’s not a DL situation.”

DEREK JETER
Although he’s in a boot, Jeter is able to remove the boot and do some exercises. He’s also doing laser therapy, hydro therapy and daily bone stimulator treatments.

“He is doing some stuff,” Cashman said. “He’s in a boot, but it’s a removable boot so he’s on a bike, (and) he can do swimming stuff. There’s a number of different exercises he can do. He can take that boot off and do some things. Although he’s in a boot anywhere from four to six to eight weeks depending on the healing process, how well it’s going, he can go back and do some of the exercise and things necessary to keep other aspects of the ankle strong.”

MARK TEIXEIRA
After doing tee and toss yesterday, Teixeira will stay with the Yankees through this weekend and then join Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson — who’s doing “very well” according to Cashman — in Tampa.

“We’re going to try to stay away from timetables just because when we put them out there, as they get closer, they start five-alarm fires,” Cashman said. “It’s good that he’s getting cleared. He’s going to go to Tampa at the end of this home stand and he’ll join Mr. Granderson and obviously Alex, on May 6, will be there. We’re getting ready to hit the extended spring program with some championship caliber rings here.”

MICHAEL PINEDA
Speaking of guys in extended spring training…

“Pineda pitched today and was at 93 and up to 95 (mph),” Cashman said. “He had a good physical day. So our extended spring is going to have a pretty strong team right now and it’s going to get stronger in the next week.”

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65 Responses to “Injury updates: Chamberlain, Rodriguez, Robertson, Jeter, Teixeira, Pineda”

  1. GregD May 2nd, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    I would love to see Montgomery come up and slide into Joba’s 7th inning slot

  2. blake May 2nd, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Mustelier at 3B for AAA today, Adams at 2B. Again, not an accident Mustelier is at the hot corner.

    Monty and Musty

  3. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    Hughes can live with a 93 mph fastball as long as he mixes and locates.
    He has looked better over his last three starts.
    ——————————————————————————————————
    I want to see a very successful pitcher, Matt Cain, hovers around 91 mph with his fastball.
    Just goes to show that even at 91, a pitcher can be successful in the big leagues.

  4. GregD May 2nd, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I am not counting on Pineda being back but if he does come back strong, it will be a big boost

  5. bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I know this may sound churlish but exactly why were both Joba and Mo warming up in the bullpen on Tuesday when we had a 7-2 lead? The obvious answer is that Kelley pitched like cr ap but they seemed to be warming up for an inordinate amount of time.

    Managing the pen is one of Girardi’s strengths but in my opinion, he sometimes presses the panic button a little too soon when the opposition threatens a 9th-inning comeback.

  6. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I don’t think that’s churlish.

  7. Shame Spencer May 2nd, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Rich – I didn’t get a chance to check out that link you posted earlier. Effing work, amirite? ;)

    I’ll check it out now.

  8. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    All I ask is that Gil Patterson be cloned and that each clone attaches himself/itself to Jose Ramirez, Michael Pineda, and Rafael DePaula for the forseeable future so that nothing happens to these three arms (give me another month and I might add Gabe Encinas to the cloning regiment)

  9. CountryClub May 2nd, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Two important pieces of news here: One, Pineda is pitching in actual games. ExST doesn’t start his official 30-day rehab window, but it shows he’s graduated from live batting practice and simulated games to real live games. Two, holy crap velocity. Pineda is one year and one day out from shoulder surgery, and he’s showing similar heat to the 94.2 mph he averaged with the Mariners in 2011. Overwhelmingly good news even if his return is nowhere close to imminent.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....ing-86051/

  10. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I have not seen Claiborne pitch since ST. I know he had a nice ST. From his AAA stats, he appears to be giving up the hits and his WHIP is high. He has, however, logged AAA innings dating back to last year. Not sure how much his ST impression will play on any decision.

  11. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 4:37 pm
    I know this may sound churlish but exactly why were both Joba and Mo warming up in the bullpen on Tuesday when we had a 7-2 lead? The obvious answer is that Kelley pitched like cr ap but they seemed to be warming up for an inordinate amount of time.

    Managing the pen is one of Girardi’s strengths but in my opinion, he sometimes presses the panic button a little too soon when the opposition threatens a 9th-inning comeback.
    ————————————————————————————————————–
    I could be wrong, but I think Mo started to warm up when the game was 7-4.
    Was Joba warming up when the score was 7-2 when the 9th started? I can’t recall.
    Mo needed to warm up eventually because Kelley gave up 2 runs and the lead was down
    to 3.

  12. astrocityfan May 2nd, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    If chad is right about Musty taking franciscos spot, then i guess they can keep Nelson too? The moves they make over the next month are going to be interesting to say the least

  13. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I am excited that there appears to be a real chance Musty get an opportunity.
    He may fail, but at least he will get the chance.
    And we need guys with versatility (Musty can play 3b, 1b, and Of)

  14. blake May 2nd, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Did Musty play 1B any this spring?

  15. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Did Musty play 1B any this spring?
    __

    Not that i remember, but i think if he can play 3b, he can slot in at 1b – So can Nix and Boesch so I dont think it is imperative right now to worry about 1B. Now when Tex comes back and Overbay is gone, and Boesch is gone, I dont know who will back up Tex besides Nix.

  16. blake May 2nd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    I hate to let Overbay go if he keeps hitting righties like he had but not sure when he will play if Tex returns….

  17. bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Mo started warming up when the score was 4-2. He sat down, then got up again when the Astros pulled it back to 7-4 and presented him with a save situation. Joba was up at the same time as Mo. Perhaps Joe was intending bringing him in when the score went 5-2.

    These guys have had a tough workload lately so the more nights they don’t get up at all the better.

  18. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    I hate to let Overbay go if he keeps hitting righties like he had but not sure when he will play if Tex returns….
    ___

    Like i said, they need versatile guys.
    This is why I dont like having a DH that can ONLY DH.
    Hafner has been great but he is limited.
    When our guys start returning they will need their DH time too.

  19. mick May 2nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    They really cant let O’bay go as Tex will be a work in progress.

  20. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Andy McCullough @McCulloughSL
    I suppose when you’ve lost your CF, 1B, SS, two 3Bs, starting catcher and one SP, losing your 7th-inning guy doesn’t exactly register.

    Really somber when he puts it like this

  21. ac1 May 2nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Wait i am an idiot.
    Youkilis can play 1B
    DUHHHHHH

    IF: Tex, Cano, Jeter, Nunez, A-Rod, Youk
    IF/OF: Musty
    DH: Hafner
    OF: Grandy, Gardy, Ichi, Wells
    C: Stewie and Romine

    I know this is 14 and the Yankees rarely go 11 pitchers, but well see what happens. Clearly Musty would be the off man out when though he has the most versatility of the 14 of them.

  22. Shame Spencer May 2nd, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I just don’t see the need to cater to Tex’s ego. We won’t cater to Alex’s.

    Let Tex just be happy making a lot of money like all the other players in the league.

  23. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 4:57 pm
    Mo started warming up when the score was 4-2. He sat down, then got up again when the Astros pulled it back to 7-4 and presented him with a save situation. Joba was up at the same time as Mo. Perhaps Joe was intending bringing him in when the score went 5-2.

    These guys have had a tough workload lately so the more nights they don’t get up at all the better.
    __________________________________________________________________________
    So what is the problem?
    Of course Mo is going to get up in a save situation.
    Then he will be forced to sit down when the Yankees offense increases the lead to more than 3 runs.
    Just part of the job.
    I don’t understand why you would complain based on the score of the game at the time when Mo began to warm up.

  24. jpb173 May 2nd, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I wonder if Brian Cashman has Sergio Mitre on the phone yet.

  25. bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    WTP

    Yanks lead 4-2. Mo gets up for a potential save. Joba and Kelley are up too.
    Yanks go 7-2 up. Mo sits down.
    Astros cut the deficit to 7-4 and have a man on base.
    Mo gets up and again and comes into the game to get the final out.

    You don’t think that’s overkill for a game we were leading by five runs? Not to mention the fact that our closer is 43 and has already pitched in a ton of games already.

  26. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    WTP

    Yanks lead 4-2. Mo gets up for a potential save. Joba and Kelley are up too.
    Yanks go 7-2 up. Mo sits down.
    Astros cut the deficit to 7-4 and have a man on base.
    Mo gets up and again and comes into the game to get the final out.

    You don’t think that’s overkill for a game we were leading by five runs? Not to mention the fact that our closer is 43 and has already pitched in a ton of games already.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Bruce-
    You have to think like a manager and not a fan.
    Mo and the team did nothing wrong here.
    In a 4-2 game, bottom of the 8th, of course Mo is going to warm up for a potential save.
    Once the offense extends the lead to 5 runs, obviously Mo is going to sit down.
    What is worse? Having Mo pitch the 9th with a 5 run lead or sit him down & ask someone else to pitch the 9th?
    But wait, the pitcher who started the 9th gave up 2 runs and now the lead is only 3.
    So of course Girardi is going to ask the greatest closer of all time to get up again because
    he is going into the game.
    The lead was not 5 runs.
    The lead was 3 when Mo entered the game.

  27. NYY_Girl_Penny May 2nd, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Chase Headley said via local San Deigo media

    “I don’t want to get involved in saying exactly what it would take,” said Headley. “We don’t have anything set in stone. We’re not trying to set a record. I’m looking to something that is fair to myself and the Padres.

    “I do want a solid commitment. But I’m not looking for 10 years. I wouldn’t want anything that would put the Padres in a bad position.

    Imagine if Cano were to say something along those lines.. !!! Yanks are in”a bad position” because of their own stupidity, at the top of the list is the Arod deal. I’ve never gotten over the shock of that deal but really it just proved how out of touch these young Stein’s are..

    back to the point, imagine if Cano said something like that above.. “I want to be fair and not hurt the Yankees”,”I’m not looking for 10yrs” etc.. wow.

    It always seems to me like there is this NYY tax, like players hitting FA know that they can get 30% if they go to the NYY.. ok, done with my rant!

  28. bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I understand why Mo got up again, WTP, but the point I was trying to make was why was Joba up at all (and hence got injured without even pitching in the game)? I can only think Joe was toying with the idea of using him to close the game rather than Mo if the lead increased to three or four runs.

  29. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    I understand why Mo got up again, WTP, but the point I was trying to make was why was Joba up at all (and hence got injured without even pitching in the game)? I can only think Joe was toying with the idea of using him to close the game rather than Mo if the lead increased to three or four runs.
    ____________________________________________________________________
    We can speculate all day/night.
    First thing that comes to mind is Joba was throwing to see how ‘Injured” he might have been.
    Very possible he took it upon himself to throw a little and get a better idea how he felt.
    Which is fine by me. I have no problem with that.
    If you ask me, Girardi was going with Kelley no matter what when the lead was more than 3 runs.
    Joba was unavailable that night, which is why Kelley was warming up to get into the game.

  30. fantasygame101 May 2nd, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    if it is not eppley then he will be DFA.

  31. Warning Track Power May 2nd, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    fantasygame101 May 2nd, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    if it is not eppley then he will be DFA.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    Eppley is a prime candidate to be DFA’d between today and tomorrow.

  32. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    If the Yankees are gonna promote a reliever by both need and merit you’d think Mongomery would get the call.

    He has been lights out at AAA.

    It would require another 40 Man move though.

    Ugh !

    :(

  33. randy l. May 2nd, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    “The Lowdown on the Situation
    As with most things injury-related, this is a highly complex and multivariate problem. You can’t just force a pitcher to learn a pitch that was previously pretty bad without expecting a lot of secondary and tertiary changes. It’s not as simple as developing a change-up (one of the hardest pitches to master) and leaving everything else the same. Athletes who struggle with throwing a particular type of pitch will change their pitching mechanics to accommodate the new pitch, and these changes will creep into their other pitches. Occasionally, this leads to great results – especially if you’re re-learning how to throw a fastball harder – but usually it leads to velocity-killing issues and/or and increased risk of injuries in the pitching arm.”
    http://www.drivelinebaseball.c…..mechanics/

    nice link rich in nj

  34. UnKnown May 2nd, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    As long as DRob doesn’t end up going on the DL as well, we can survive a Joba DL stint.

  35. bruceb May 2nd, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    As long as DRob doesn’t end up going on the DL as well, we can survive a Joba DL stint.

    Depends how long DRob is out. Can the likes of Warren and Nuno bridge the gap to Mo?

  36. Jerkface May 2nd, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    @jay_jaffe 25s

    Re: silly Quality Start flap: avg. ERA in QS is historically ~ 2.00, In non-QS it’s ~7.50. 6 IP/3 ER case ~8% time. Teams win QS 2/3 of time

  37. fantasygame101 May 2nd, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I hope monty is ready and will be the one to be called up. His slider is like rivera’s cutter if he can throw it for strike consistently.

  38. Frankg May 2nd, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Today’s Scranton lineup has Mustelier at 3B, Adams at 2B.

  39. mick May 2nd, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    This is a fun team. A nice blend of vets and youth, with a few more on the horizon.
    There is little pressure and low expectations.
    Unlike anything we have seen here in a while.

    When are all these regulars coming back…..?

  40. mick May 2nd, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    It doesn’t matter what the lineup is.
    If our pitcher keeps us in the game, we will have enough contact hitters to put a few runs on the board.
    We even have hit a few HR’s, 2nd in MLB I believe.
    I would leave Ichiro at leadoff, he is a pest.

  41. mick May 2nd, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    The baseball gods are DLing our entire team at some point and we are being forced to go to AAA for help. If the FO won’t do it voluntarily, the gods will make us.
    This way we can see what we have and maybe deal some future FA’s away if not needed anymore.

  42. randy l. May 2nd, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    new blog rule:

    three posts in a row and you’re OUT.

    and mick you know i saved you a fourth :)

  43. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    Randy-

    Does the new rule apply to the early morning ?

  44. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Cause if it does I could be in trouble.

    :(

  45. champ809 May 2nd, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    NYY-Girl Penny

    The MAJOR difference in the two situations is that Robbie has been ab elite performer at his position for several years and therefore has “earned” the right to max his future earnings so to speak.

    Headley on the other hand really only has the secondhalf of last year where he played at an elite level and is not necessarily in the position to rightfully demand to be compensated at the top of the market. He in fact should be more than willing to negotiate asap particularly if the Pads are offering anything above 15MM per for 5 yrs or more as his career production doesn’t actually warrant him being paid on that scale. Prior to last season his career slg% was about .395 and his career high in HRs was 12 which is below adequate for a corner player.

  46. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    It’s not as simple as developing a change-up (one of the hardest pitches to master)

    Gil Patterson would disagree:

    GP: We’re talking about genetics and the gift of being able to throw hard. A breaking ball, I would put right in that same mold. There are so many different grips to teach, and if you ask me what is the hardest thing to teach, it would be a breaking ball. I’ll take my chances with a guy to get them fixed a little bit mechanically, but a change-up is the same arm speed as a fastball. All you have to do is get a guy to trust it and throw it. It’s a fastball with a different grip. That’s why I think guys can develop a major league change-up.

    The hardest part, I have found, is the development of the breaking ball. That’s why, when the Yankees scouts see a guy with a breaking ball, they say, grab him.

  47. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    I think when the Yankees scouts see a guy who can light up the gun at 95 they say take him.

    I don’t think they focus that much on a guy’s breaking stuff.

    They want power arms. Big, hairy arms.

    If you look at the general type of guys they like to select early in drafts they’ll always go for the guy w the big FB over anything else.

    Not to say they can’t throw a breaking pitch but it seems to be a 2ndary consideration.

    My bet is that they look at that 1st. Not their breaking stuff.

    ;)

  48. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Maybe Patterson will influence future picks and bring a “new” philosophy.

    ;)

  49. Jerkface May 2nd, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    MTU,

    Thats because fb speed can’t be taught. Though spinning a ball is also something you’re born with as well.

    I tend to agree with Patterson over that drive line article. Change up is a grip. You shouldn’t be altering your mechanics. And if the assertion is that a player is going to change their mechanics to improve the change up then the same can be said for any pitch.

  50. randy l. May 2nd, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    “Does the new rule apply to the early morning ?”

    not before coffee :)

  51. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    JF-

    If Patterson has input into any future drafts it sounds like he might try to change the direction a little bit.

    Maybe have them try to pay a little more attention to the os stuff.

    Of course you cannot teach Velo. That goes w/o saying.

    The grip that seems to cause an enormous amount of trouble from what I can see is the cutter.

    You know me by now. When it comes to CU’s I am a big proponent of Mr. Splitty.

    Especially for certain guys. Guys with the right physical profile.

  52. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Randy-

    I’ll have to keep that in mind.

    Didn’t it used to be % of posts ?

    :)

  53. austinmac May 2nd, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    MTU,

    You have my official Lohud waiver for multiple posts. Sometimes the thought come singularly. Sometimes mine never come at all. :)

  54. Carly May 2nd, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I think when the Yankees scouts see a guy who can light up the gun at 95 they say take him.

    I don’t think they focus that much on a guy’s breaking stuff.

    They want power arms. Big, hairy arms.

    If you look at the general type of guys they like to select early in drafts they’ll always go for the guy w the big FB over anything else.

    Not to say they can’t throw a breaking pitch but it seems to be a 2ndary consideration.

    My bet is that they look at that 1st. Not their breaking stuff.

    i think there is some truth to that, but last year’s pick Hensley had a plus potential curveball in addition to very good velo in the 93-95 range

  55. randy l. May 2nd, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    “Didn’t it used to be % of posts ?”

    that was different. i was serious with that :)

  56. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    carly-

    But what did they look at “first” and give the most weight to ?

    ;)

    Mac-

    Thanks. I was getting worried.

    Randy-

    It sometimes hard to tell when a person is serious.

    :)

  57. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    But who cares what type of arms they select if they don’t develop them well.

    ;)

  58. Tabbert May 2nd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Pineda is already touching 95? Dear lord. This guy is less than a year out from major surgery, and just now getting back into game action. It’s not like he was forcing anything out there today. So, had he needed to reach 97, I bet he could have. His velocity is only going to improve as the season progresses. The fact that he is already throwing a mid 90′s fastball in what is essentially his spring training, less than a year removed from major surgery, is very encouraging.

  59. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Vidal Nuno is the new Gil Patterson prototype.

    :)

  60. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Randy-

    Perhaps you can tell me.

    Do the Yankees have a Team-wide Pitching Philosophy ?

    And if so, what is it ?

    (don’t thank me for teeing that one up for ya’).

    :)

  61. Jerkface May 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    This guy is less than a year out from major surgery

    He is a year out.

  62. Rich in NJ May 2nd, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    “I think when the Yankees scouts see a guy who can light up the gun at 95 they say take him.”

    Mechanics and makeup should enter into it; not that I disagree wit your take.

  63. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I know.

    Jerk ‘em back and forth between roles.

    Treat them impatiently.

    Come up with crazy rules to confuse their development.

    Don’t let them fully prepare for the Majors in the minors.

    Throw them into the deep end of the pool to assess their swimming and survival skills.

    Don’t insist on top flight conditioning.

    Forget preventive injury management.

    Ignore a clear glidepath to the Majors.

    Did I leave anything out ?

    :)

  64. MTU May 2nd, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    New one ——>

  65. randy l. May 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    carly-

    do you have anything on how gil patterson teaches a breaking ball ?

    a few years ago i asked neil allen what wang could do to throw a slider to go withwith his sinker that wouldn’t mess with his sinker. as allen taught wang the sinker i figured he’d know. neil said it was no problem just grip the ball in the right position and pull straight down, like pulling down a lamp shade.
    with his approach, there was no turning of the arm or hand. just grip and pull down.curve, slider, cut fastball all with just different grip.
    i’m sure there are different ways to teach a breaking ball. neil had one of the best 12/6 curves in the game when he played so he definitely knew how to spin a baseball.


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