Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 3/3/14
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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Chris Heisey walked into the clubhouse Monday morning, a bag of bats slung over his shoulder. When he reached his locker and dropped the bag on the floor, his dressing neighbor, Chris Nelson, said, "Man, that was some batting practice session. You are the talk of the camp." A writer approached Heisey and said, "You look as if you are ready for the season. You are off to a great start, really stinging the ball." Nelson laughed and jumped to his feet and said, "See what I mean? Everybody is talking about it." In his first three spring training games, the Cincinnati Reds outfielder is hitting .375 with a double and a home run spliced into his eight at-bats. Not bad for a guy forever tagged as, "A fourth outfielder." While it isn't a label any player wants, Heisey is the first to admit, "It's my own fault. This is my fifth year and every time I'm given a chance I fail. Maybe it is nerves. Maybe it is pressure." To that end, Heisey has dropped his hands lower in his ba...
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