“It’s Focus Time”
Monday, February 29, 2016
Today’s Spring Training News
The first intrasquad game of the spring, a 5 1/2 inning affair this morning at Camelback Ranch, pitted Jose Abreu‘s Team Cienfuegos vs. Todd Frazier‘s Team Jersey Shore. Nik Turley started for the former, Carson Fulmer for the latter (starting lineups shown below). Abreu and Carlos Sanchez each doubled in a run and Brett Lawrie collected a sac fly for the Jersey boys. The Abreus defeated the Frazier’s, 5-4, thanks to Daniel Fields‘ three-run homer.
Hot Corner Talk
Todd Frazier getting third base advice from a master–his manager.
Rick Renteria (pictured below) talking about his role as Robin Ventura‘s bench coach:
“I’m just here to be a sounding board and give (Robin) some information. Like everything, we get so much information in the course of a series that you’re trying to clean it up and try to filter it and use the one that’s going to be the most appropriate for the moment. Sometimes you hit, sometimes you don’t, but you’re out there being prepared to do the best job you can.”
Quote of the Day
Frazier on the early days of camp:
“I love the tone. Everybody has a role, everybody is taking accountability for themselves and it starts right now from Day 1. With the intrasquads we’ve got today, you can see it. It’s focus. It’s focus time. The ability to understand it’s not the offseason anymore. It’s time to go. I see that a lot with these guys.”
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