Over the past few days I've been in Viera, Florida practicing with the Extended Spring Training team. For those of you that aren't really sure what Extended Spring is, it is where all players not assigned to Single A, Double A, Triple A, or the Major Leagues will practice and play until Short-season A ball starts in June. It is also a place for injured players to get healthy for their return to the season. We have been practicing down here for a little over a week and today played in a six inning scrimmage game. Because my hamstring has been feeling really good lately I played three innings in the field and also hit every single inning. I finished the day going 0-1 with four walks and a HBP. It was probably the first time I have ever walked four times in a game before, but right now I'm just looking for at-bats and trying to get a feel for seeing the baseball again since I haven't played in a game in around two weeks.
As of right now I am hoping I will play in a few more Extended games before shipping out for Harrisburg. It will come down to how well I am feeling and also what the front office has for a game plan. Well, I have to wake up at 6:30 AM tomorrow, so I'm off to bed. Enjoy your Tuesday!