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Germen Focused On Better Fastball Command

Germen has a 4.43 ERA in July so far

BINGHAMTON, NY - Gonzalez Germen was promoted to Binghamton on May 5th, but after 12 starts, the 23-year-old has only managed to win half his games, going 6-6 with a 4.17 ERA. If he wants to successfully end this season, he is going to have to continue to adjust to the higher level of playing, and this mainly includes tightening his fastball command, according to pitching coach Glenn Abbott.

"I'd have to say that as a pitcher he has a great changeup, but he needs to get a control on his fastball command. That is the main thing he needs to improve on this season while he is with us," Abbott said. Born in the Dominican Republic, Germen was signed in 2007 as a non-drafted free agent. After starting this season with the high-A St. Lucie Mets, where he made four starts, Germen was... Recommended Stories