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Yovani Gallardo says command issues in second spring start stem from late signing

Yovani Gallardo says command issues in second spring start stem from late signing

Orioles right-hander Yovani Gallardo said Monday after allowing three home runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Philadelphia Phillies that the outing was partially a product of his signing with the Orioles when spring training was already underway.

Physically, the veteran pitcher said he felt good, and he was pleased with his fastball command after lamenting it after his spring debut last week, but said his struggles with commanding his breaking pitches and repeating his delivery were a product of the last start.

“I feel fine, I feel good,” he said. “Just signing a week late, [it] was one of those things that just might be a little bit behind, more...

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