Playing baseball is hard enough when you’re healthy. It gets that much harder when you’re trying to perform in less-than-ideal circumstances — especially at the game’s highest level.
With spring-training games getting underway, the feeling of having a clean slate is front and center as players begin their trek toward getting into game shape for Opening Day. This is the time of year where many players try different things to see if they could work during the regular season. For others, though, it’s about getting into a good rhythm after not really having one at all the year before.
The following 10 players have likely spent a good amount of time trying to erase the 2018 season from their memory for one reason or another. With 2019 on tap, they’re hoping a strong performance will help everyone else forget about it, too.