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Mitchell Ready To Compete

Mitchell says his game is getting better

D.J. Mitchell was drafted by the Yankees with a little more intrigue than normally offered by a traditional tenth round pick out of college. Signed at the deadline, however, he was unable to to make an impression with the Yankees until the Instructional League season. He did that in Tampa in recent weeks and now he says he's ready to compete.

"I think I did very well," D.J. Mitchell said of his time in Instructs. "I worked on a lot of things - my balance, my mechanics - and I brought that into the game. There were a lot of changes but I felt very comfortable. "It wasn't anything overwhelming that I thought I couldn't do and I just went out there and competed. The coaches were great, they helped me out with a lot of stuff...

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