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Eckstein tries to keep Tracy sharp

Apr 21, 2012, 4:02 PM EDT

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Chad Tracy is making his first start of the season today.

Nobody who wore a Nationals uniform this spring appeared in more Grapefruit League games than Chad Tracy. Only Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa got more at-bats.

And then the season began and Tracy went from a lineup regular to a guy getting at most one at-bat per game, usually in a key spot against a tough reliever.

That's not the easiest adjustment for any player to make, let alone someone like Tracy who already faced a difficult adjustment returning to the major leagues after spending last year in Japan.

"It's been tough," he said this morning. "When your consistent at-bats aren't there any more, it tends to be a little tougher. We've been doing a lot of stuff down in the cages to try to keep those at-bats that I hadRead more ยป

  1. Section 3, My PFB Sofa - Apr 21, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    Courtesy post. Hate to see the zero there.

  2. natsfan1a - Apr 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM

    It's only because Mark is dealing so that the new posts are coming with the speed of an H-Rod fastball. Or something like that. :-)



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