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Pinder Earning His Stripes

The Staten Island Yankees have an impressive bullpen this year. For a team that is in constant flux, the Yankees have been able to pin down an impressive corps of relievers. The man in the closing role is Branden Pinder. He has been steady all season, his ERA never climbing above 2.25, and only in the first month of the season, just days removed from joining the team.

Pinder's draft and signing was an easy one and it took only a couple days to get him in Pinstripes. "It was kind of nerve-wracking at first. You just sit there waiting for the phone to ring," Pinder said. "But the signing went fine, they called me down to Tampa for a couple days and ended up signing the first day I got there." Some players say they can trace some of their success to their...

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