Sports
6:00 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Tigers P Zumaya back, with overpowering fastball

LAKELAND, FL – Joe Zumaya and his exceptional fastball are back for the Detroit Tigers.

Zumaya's overpowering pitching sessions have attracted a lot of attention in the early days of spring training. Just six months ago, as he was preparing for a second major operation in less than two years on his aching right shoulder, he wondered whether his career might be over at the age of 24.

Manager Jim Leyland says he has a lot left. He says the pitches he has seen so far this spring make him wonder whether anyone can hit the fastball.