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FutureBacks Q&A: Dan Pohlman

FutureBacks Q&A: Dan Pohlman

What happens when a pitcher shakes off his own sign? That's a question Dan Pohlman might just be able to answer. Drafted as a catcher out of Northwestern University in 2004 by the Diamondbacks, Pohlman has now officially made the switch full time to the mound, and flourished in his new role as closer. In a candid interview Pohlman talks about learning the game all over again, the difference between starting and closing, and how Big 10 baseball was the best thing for him.

FutureBacks:  You were drafted as a catcher, now you've been moved to the mound, did the Diamondbacks let you know that was the plan right from the beginning? Daniel Pohlman:  It was kind of funny how it happened, I pitched late in a game last year when we were getting blown out, and I think I got two more appearances and then the coaches said, "You know you're going to spring training as a...

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