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Nuding Being Groomed

Nuding is moving into the starting rotation

One of the more pleasant surprises heading into the start of the 2011 minor league season is right-hander Zach Nuding. Initially thought to be a power reliever type after being drafted last year, the Yankees started grooming him to be a starter in camp and now it appears he'll be a mainstay in the Charleston rotation this year.

"I think it went pretty good," Zach Nuding said of Spring Training. "The biggest thing I worked on in camp is developing my changeup for a third pitch to throw as a strike and not just a pitch where I have no clue where it's going. "I'm also working on repeating my mechanics smoothly, trying to stay in the same motion and not changing it. With that comes working on command too." Last year...

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