Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Litsch returns from triple-A

DETROIT -- Toronto Blue Jays pitching coach Brad Arnsberg was elated after working with right-hander Jesse Litsch in the bullpen on July 23. Litsch had been struggling for six weeks, but on that day, Arnsberg saw a breakthrough.

In the visitors' bullpen in Baltimore, Litsch had finally learned to throw the ball straight - more or less.

His fastball had always had a natural break. Sometimes it looked more like a slider. Lately, he could not control it.

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