SARASOTA, Fla. -- Nobody gets too excited about spring training batting practice – especially when the wind is blowing straight out from home to center field – but it was hard not to be impressed with the way Nolan Reimold was driving the ball before Wednesday night’s game.
Reimold hit one over the 30-foot batters eye in center field (400 feet away) and hit a number of others balls well out of the ballpark.
This would not be unusual if Reimold weren’t still rehabbing from neck surgery and still trying to regain full strength in his left shoulder and forearm.
He cautioned against reading anything into batting practice, but said he can tell that everything is coming together.
"It may not look different,” he said, “but it definitely feels different.”