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Zumaya says he'll be able to pitch at 100mph

New Twins pitcher Joel Zumaya says he's confident he can hit 100 miles per hour again with his fastball -- despite not pitching since 2010, when he broke his elbow. In a media conference call, Zumaya says throwing hard is overrated and he’s focusing on his changeup and curveball.
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New Twins pitcher Joel Zumaya says he's confident he can hit 100 miles per hour again with his fastball -- despite not pitching since 2010, when he broke his elbow. In a media conference call, Zumaya says throwing hard is overrated and he’s focusing on his changeup and curveball.

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