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Bird Focusing On Defense First

Bird isn't worried about his bat these days

Fifth round pick Greg Bird is known more for his offensive prowess and long-term batting potential, but he says it is his defensive game behind the plate that has grabbed all of his attention this Instructional League season.

"It went really well, I really enjoyed it," Bird said of Instructs in Tampa. "My catching has come along really far I think. "What was nice was having a coach who is just solely the catching coach. I've never had that before in the past. I've never had catching instruction and good catching instruction at that. "I really felt like that really improved my game a lot. I really enjoyed that... Recommended Stories

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