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There’s a lot less Dellin Betances this year.

TAMPA — Dellin Betances’ body was never sloppy, but that didn’t stop the right-handed reliever from shaving 16 pounds during the winter. “I ate better and have more energy. My body feels good,” said Betances, who hired a chef for the month he spent working out in the Dominican Republic and is down to 264...
Time: 20:09     Date: 13.02.2018
Last US Sport News: There’s a lot less Dellin Betances this year. NY Post 24 - US News

“I ate better and have more energy. My body feels good,” said Betances, who hired a chef for the month he spent working out in the Dominican Republic and is down to 264 pounds from 280. “Hopefully I can start strong and finish strong. The last couple of years I haven’t finished liked I wanted to. It should help a little bit.”

Though Betances, who will be 30 in late March, was an American League All-Star for the fourth straight season, his final 11 regular-season games were rough last season and affected his role in the postseason.

From Sept. 4-29, Betances was 0-1 with a blown save and a 6.23 ERA. He issued seven walks, hit two batters and whiffed a dozen. Opposing hitters batted just .194 but posted a .375 on-base percentage and a .794 OPS.

Control problems continued to hurt Betances, who walked five in four postseason innings and had a 4.50 ERA.

In addition to losing weight, Betances concentrated on improving his mechanics with the hope of gaining better control.

“I worked on repeating my delivery as much as I could, fastball command and throwing the breaking ball for strikes,’’ Betances said.

With the emergence of Chad Green and Tommy Kahnle, and David Robertson’s experience, it’s a crowded and talented bullpen. Outside of Aroldis Chapman, roles haven’t been defined.

“I haven’t talked to anybody in the organization. We have a lot of great arms in the bullpen, and I will do what they want,’’ Betances said.

“Let me settle in,’’ Cashman said.

However, in the afternoon Cashman opted to avoid the subject and didn’t address it.

Giancarlo Stanton’s locker is on the near right-hand wall when you enter the Yankees’ clubhouse at GMS Field. When he is expected to begin working out at the nearby minor league complex isn’t known.

“We have guys who are tremendous players and both guys are really good defenders as well,’’ Boone said. “They are quality individuals, and it is about winning for them. With that comes some sacrifice and so far there is a lot of buy-in from those guys about being in some different spots. It is something that is not set in stone right now and will unfold over the next five or six weeks.’’

Cashman said recently the starting center field job is Aaron Hicks’ to lose but explained Jacoby Ellsbury deserved a chance to win the spot back during spring training.

Boone addressed the issue Tuesday.

“He is in great shape, confident and one of those guys who is really hungry,’’ Boone said of Hicks, who took over center field when Ellsbury suffered a concussion last season. “That said, it’s a long season and a long spring training and Jacoby Ellsbury, we feel like has a lot of good baseball left in him.’’

Sport

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Opinion

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Living

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Business

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Metro

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Sport

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