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Castillo Focusing On Offspeed

Castillo is working on his curveball

Noel Castillo has posted some solid numbers in his short career thus far, thanks in large part to his plus fastball. The soon-to-be 25-year old, however, has made improving his secondary pitches - his breaking pitches in particular - a priority this year and moving forward.

"I've felt pretty good about it," Noel Castillo said of his 2008 season through the help of a translator. "I've felt on and off this year. I've had some bad outings, but I feel pretty good and I'm happy with how my stuff has been coming along." A fastball-changeup pitcher mostly throughout his career at the lower levels, the Yankees had Castillo focus more on his curveball and slider in...

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