Frazier says swing feels ready for season to begin

Frazier says swing feels ready for season to begin

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds third baseman Todd Frazier felt that his swing was coming together right on time as Spring Training reached its final week.

"It comes quick, like usual," Frazier said on Saturday morning. "I get goose bumps thinking about it right now -- another year, it's crazy."

Frazier got off to a slow start in camp but is 8-for-23 (.348) over his last seven games, with all of his team-lead-tying four home runs during that span. On Saturday vs. the Cubs, Frazier was 2-for-4 with a bases-loaded RBI single in the first inning and a three-run homer to right field on a first pitch in the fourth.

"I hit in the Minor Leagues for about 10 at-bats [on Friday], just to try and feel it back-to-back. I do, and I feel really well," said Frazier, who is batting .262 in 14 games this spring. "I feel like if I had to play tomorrow [in the regular season], I'd be ready to go. It's all about preparation, and offseason stuff. I feel like it's so far, so good."

Frazier had a breakout season in 2014, with a team-leading 29 home runs and team-lead-tying 80 RBIs while being named a National League All-Star for the first time.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.