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Nunez's play a good thing for Yankees

The shortstop's skill set gives the Bombers an easy solution to handling Jeter's decline

Updated: June 28, 2011, 8:56 AM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It was two years ago down in Tampa, Fla., and New York Yankees officials wanted Eduardo Nunez to stop throwing from three-quarters motion and instead come from over the top.

Nunez procrastinated and was slow to the change until finally No. 2 saddled up next to him and explained the benefits.

"Of course, then he did it," said Yankees senior vice president Mark Newman, who heads up the Yankees' minor league operations.

Nunez is now emerging as a dynamic, yet inconsistent ...

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