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Turley Getting Close

TAMPA, FL - Nik Turley, drafted in the 50th round last year, finished the 2008 season as one of the more promising young pitchers in the Yankees farm system, showing a nice blend of stuff, command, and mechanics. As is the case with most pitchers in their first Spring Training, he is trying to pick up right where he left off.

"I think it's going well," Nik Turley said of his first camp. "I didn't know what to expect coming into my first Spring Training, but I feel like everything's going well." He quickly made huge adjustments to his game in shorter order after signing last season - tightening his curveball, smoothing his delivery, being more consistent in his mechanics, and turning his developing changeup into a...