Tweaked delivery in tow, Cahill eyes consistency

Tweaked delivery in tow, Cahill eyes consistency

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Trevor Cahill has looked good in his early bullpen sessions. Granted, it's early in Spring Training and there isn't anyone standing in the batter's box.

The right-hander struggled mightily last year and was demoted at one point to Class A to work on his mechanics. Command was a big issue for Cahill, and at the root of that was his inability to keep a consistent release point.

"I'm getting there," Cahill said. "I just changed a couple of things, so [I'm] just getting to where it comes out at the same point every time. It feels good. I feel like I have a better understanding of what to key off of to get consistent."

Cahill focused on throwing more over the top during his workouts this winter. In the past, his arm angle was a little lower. There still is some work for Cahill to do, however, when it comes to his signature pitch, the sinker.

"[The] four-seamer feels good, curveball and changeup feel good," Cahill said. "It's just finding the sinker grip where I can still get some movement on it, but stay over the top."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.