PHOENIX -- Martin Prado is at ease, at home, in the Diamondbacks' clubhouse. He greets his teammates with a handshake and a hug every day. On Wednesday morning, he traded hand slaps with Cody Ross' young son. Miguel Montero made it a point to show Prado the wrist decal that his son Angel had applied that morning, a tradeoff for taking his medicine.
Prado rolled his shoulders to the music while pulling on his socks, at peace with his surroundings while at the same time preparing for the new opportunity that each day presents.
Prado has not brought his relatively slow start at the plate to the workplace every day, a fact not lost on his teammates or his manager.
"You look beyond the numbers as well," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "He's been great. I think he has pressed a little bit, and maybe not as been consistent with his hitting as he was last year, but I think he'll come around with more consistency.
"It's a big change. Different organization. Different division. It tak...