The first thing he noticed were recently constructed buildings as the backdrop.
"There's new targets for me with the apartment buildings," said the slugger, who was known as Mike Stanton when he played for the Grasshoppers.
Indeed, Stanton homered in his first at-bat of the exhibition -- a solo shot with two outs to right-center field off right-hander A.J. Ramos.
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