Giancarlo Stanton

For Orioles' John Means, a lot of work went into the changeup that tore through the Yankees

For Orioles' John Means, a lot of work went into the changeup that tore through the Yankees

To hear New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton tell it, he's on the injured list with a biceps strain thanks to an awkward swing against Dylan Bundy early in the Orioles’ win Sunday in the Bronx.

You'll be forgiven, though, for thinking it happened after that, when Stanton was one of many Yankees sluggers swinging through rookie left-hander John Means' changeup and looking foolish doing it.

The changeup is a pitch Means doesn't typically favor but ended up throwing half the time in his 3 1/3 innings Sunday because it was working. But his work on it this offseason — as he drove across Missouri twice a week to practice at a modern pitching development center — and later this...

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