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Breen Getting His Legs Under Him

Chris Breen was drafted in the 12th round this year as an offensive-minded catcher and he had a solid debut season with the Gulf Coast League Yankees, hitting .274 with seven extra-base hits in 25 games. But just as soon as his career as a catcher began it ended abruptly, moving to the outfield during Instructs in an effort to make better use of his bat.

He felt good about his first year in the Yankee organization and says he had no real problems adjusting to the new depth of quality pitchers at the professional level after coming from a good high school program in Florida. Defensively though was a different story. "Catching was the biggest adjustment for me, getting used to the workload for a catcher at the pro level," he said. "Even if...