CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Catcher Eric Fryer worked on incorporating a leg kick over the offseason. During the Fall Instructional League, which is held at Pirate City in Bradenton, Florida, Fryer said it was one of his main focuses.
"Mainly I really focused on hitting, trying to work in a slight leg kick, trying to keep more weight back and really stay behind the baseball when I’m swinging," Fryer said. "It’s kind of transferred over right now. It’s just a matter of putting it all in the game, and hopefully it takes off down the stretch."
"It definitely took a while to get used to. When I was down in Instructs, while getting work in at third base there, they had me do it there and just gradual [over] a little bit of time, it just came together."
Although he has spent most of his professional career behind the plate, Fryer made 16 appearances as catcher with Double-A Altoona Curve. He also made 11 appearances in right field in Altoona during the 2011 season. Although he felt shaky in...