Derek Jeter, left, gives a pat on the head to...

Derek Jeter, left, gives a pat on the head to Francisco Cervelli during batting practice before the game against the Indians. (June 10, 2011) Credit: David Pokress

Girardi said Cervelli’s poor throws of late were just a matter of changing some mechanics.

“It’s similar to, with a pitcher, if that front shoulder flies a little bit early, that ball’s taking off,” Girardi said. “And that’s what’s happening with him. You’re talking about if he stays in maybe a second longer, that’s it. A second or two longer.” 

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