Yu Darvish bringing back the split-finger fastball

Yu Darvish’s Tommy John surgery is well and truly in the rear-view mirror, because he’s throwing his split-finger fastball again.The Texas Rangers ace used the pitch sparingly before his 2015 surgery, and then mostly abandoned it after his return in 2016 under pressure from pitching coach Doug Brocail on account of the stress it puts on the elbow.Now, though, a healthy Darvish is...
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February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Mills hopes pitching coach Brocail will return

Astros manager Brad Mills hopes that pitching coach Doug Brocail decides to return next season. Brocail, who took over in June when Brad Arnsberg was let go, has been extended an offer to return, but he said he wants to talk it over with his family before making a decision.
September 21, 2011  |  Discuss

Mills: Brocail has solid first day

Interim pitching coach Doug Brocail, who took over on Tuesday when Brad Arnsberg was abruptly dismissed, had a solid first day on the job, according to manager Brad Mills.
June 15, 2011  |  Discuss

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