Bray striving to improve after long layoff

Bray striving to improve after long layoff

Bray striving to improve after long layoff
SAN FRANCISCO -- After missing two months on the disabled list with groin and back injuries, Reds reliever Bill Bray feels OK following his first two appearances. Work remains to get back to being more effective.

"It's been a continual process of trying for improvement," Bray said Friday. "The other night I went out and I was pinning the ball behind my head in my arm swing. That's not what I do. That's not my motion. I'm working on improving my motion and my control. That's been the biggest thing. I've come in the past couple of games and walked the first guy I faced. That's not really something I've done historically."

Bray returned from the DL on June 22 vs. the Twins, inherited a bases loaded, one-out situation and walked in a run. On Wednesday vs. the Brewers, he inherited runners on first and second with no outs and got out of the jam clean.

"It was a huge confidence boost for me and something I can definitely build on," Bray said.