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Colorado Rockies Mark Reynolds credits his hot start to swing changes

The veteran first baseman has been the Rockies’ best hitter in the early part of 2017.

Mark Reynolds’ sweeter, subtler swing has made him Rockies’ best hitter in early going – The Denver Post
Patrick Saunders talked with Rockies first baseman Mark Reynolds about his hot start to 2017. Reynolds is hitting .321/.379/.661 with 11 home runs in 31 games, and has struck out just 27 times in 124 plate appearances.

Rockies manager Bud Black and third baseman Nolan Arenado both talked about the changes they have seen in Reynolds’ swing, which they say is shorter and more varied than in the past, which has led to more success and fewer strikeouts.

Tony Wolters looking at protective gear |
Rockies catcher Tony Wolters is on the road to recovery from his second concussion in two seasons. Wolters told Thomas Harding he is feeling better and that he is exploring equipment options that could help reduce the risk of head injuries in the future.

Wolters tried a hockey-style mask in Spring Training, but decided against using it in the regular season, as he was more comfortable with the more traditional helmet and mask combination.

Jameson Taillon treated for suspected testicular cancer | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon underwent surgery yesterday for suspected testicular cancer. It is a story all too familiar for the Rockies and Chad Bettis, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer last winter and is still undergoing treatment. Here's hoping both Taillon and Bettis get well, and back on the mound, soon.