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Jose Gil has improved his defensive game

Quality catching prospects are rare commodities. So when switch-hitter Jose Gil displayed a good eye and power potential in the GCL, the Yankees invited him to Major League camp as an extra catcher. His 2006 season started slowly, but he has begun to show the promise the Yankees tried to encourage.

"It was a good experience for me," Jose Gil said of the trip to big league camp. "I did get to work with [Jorge] Posada and [catching instructor Tony] Pena, mostly on technique. I didn't know that I was doing certain things wrong and they pointed them out to me. I know I can use those things at times when I need it. But I would love to go back and do it again. Hopefully this year, I'll go... Recommended Stories

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