Phil Hughes Focused on Change

Posted: 13th February 2010 by Bronx Baseball Daily in MLB
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As a starter coming up through the Yankees minor league system Phil Hughes was pretty much a two pitch pitcher—fastball/curveball. Sure, he had a slider, and even a changeup, but the two pitches were works in progress at best. At the end of 2008 he abandoned the slider for a cut-fastball. In 2009, as a reliever, he abandoned the changeup, a pitch he will need should he return to the rotation, altogether. Now he’s going to spend spring training trying to get his changeup back. “It’ll be a big focus for me this spring,” Hughes said . “I have to get used to throwing it. It may not be the most comfortable thing at first, but it’ll be a good pitch for me down the is the time it needs to come back.” Hughes is going to need that changeu ...

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