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Higashioka Gains Invaluable Experience

There's a double-edged sword to young prospects playing a couple of levels above their usual minor league level in Spring Training. It usually means they are ticketed for Extended Spring Training to start the year, which can be disappointing, but as Kyle Higashioka has found out this spring it can also be a great developmental tool.

"I'm seeing the ball really well," Kyle Higashioka said of his first Spring Training. "The whole camp I've been working on low line-drives up the middle and it seems that whenever I get in the game it's been translating very well." Looking noticeably stronger and much more toned, he got a head-start to his season with the way he showed up to camp. "I gained about five pounds of muscle...