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Pitchers and pine tar: Not going away

As long as they're discreet about it, pitchers won't have to stop using the stuff

Originally Published: April 30, 2014
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

As April meanders toward May, the New York Yankees' starting rotation is looking rather tenuous behind Masahiro Tanaka. Hiroki Kuroda has days when he pitches as if he's 39 going on 43, CC Sabathia ranks 97th among 106 MLB starters in velocity with an average fastball of 88.6 mph, and Ivan Nova is one of many pitchers enrolled in the Tommy John surgery recovery program this spring.

Michael Pineda will give the Yankees a lift when he returns in late May from a strained lat muscle that ...

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