Positions players keep trickling in for Day 3

More than two dozen positions players were already in camp by Wednesday and working out together on the back fields at Osceola County Stadium. They took batting practice when the pitchers and catchers were done and even did defensive drills. That was a welcomed sight for manager Brad Mills.

“It’s nice to see them here and ready to go, and now they’re able to get some work done and enjoy themselves,” Mills said. “It’s good to get it done.

Some of the players, such as infielders Brett Wallace, Chris Johnson and Angel Sanchez, were working out in Houston prior to coming to spring camp. Non-roster invitee Travis Buck got to Kissimmee at the start of February to familiarize himself with the new surroundings.

The position players aren’t required to report until early Sunday – prior to the first workout – but Mills said all of them should be on site by Saturday.

For all the news from today’s workout, check out my notebook.

Here are the photos of the day:

Burt Hooton, Doug Brocail and John Matlack converse. They've combined for 328 Major League wins.

Henry Sosa works on his bunting.

First base coach Bobby Meacham feeds the pitching machine.

Chris Wallace works on blocking balls in the dirt.

Brett Wallace signs an autograph on way to batting cages.

Wandy Rodriguez fields a ball during drills.

Former first-round picks Delino DeShields Jr. and George Springer head to the batting cage.

Brett Myers fires a pitch in the bullpen.

GM Jeff Luhnow observes pitchers throwing.

Jose Valdez stretches out his arm.

Delino DeShields Jr. plays catch with Jimmy Paredes.

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