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Orioles' top prospect Yusniel Diaz homers to show dividends of adjusted swing mechanics in spring debut

Orioles' top prospect Yusniel Diaz homers to show dividends of adjusted swing mechanics in spring debut

Yusniel Diaz, the Orioles' top prospect and the prized piece of last summer's trade of Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers, introduced himself to the team's new management and fans alike with an impressive home run in Saturday's Grapefruit League opener that he believes comes from a change in his lower half during his powerful swing.

When Diaz arrived with the Orioles, fresh off a two-homer performance in the MLB All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park, he had a toe-tap as a timing mechanism for his swing. That's gone in favor of a leg...

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