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Dellin Betances’ curiously slow fastball raises eyebrows

TAMPA — The speed gun fraternity was buzzing Tuesday after Dellin Betances’ velocity fluctuated between 88 and 91 mph against the Braves at George M. Steinbrenner Field. “Was Betances hurt? How about the arm angle? Wednesday, Betances said he was healthy, and Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned. “Early in spring training it takes time for me to get going,’’ the Yankees’ eighth-inning reliever said inside the Yankees’ clubhouse before a 9-5 loss to the Cardinals. “I am not worried about it. It’s been a topic for a couple of years in the spring.’’ Betances pointed out that in 2014 and 2015 his early spring training outings produced gun readings of 87 and 88 mph. Betances was a late arrival in camp due to the ...