"[He's] trying to get in shape, " manager Buck Showalter said. "It's been tough. He's battling some things. He's gotten progressively better, but it's a little slower than I hoped. It's been a challenge for him, conditioning, all year because of some of the things that have kept him from it. So I hope he's using that time. We'll see if he is using it."
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