Shogo Akiyama gave Cincinnati Reds fans a small taste of what he can provide at the top of the batting order and in the outfield Sunday in his first spring training game with the team.
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Shogo Akiyama got into the batter's box and took his first swing with the Cincinnati Reds at spring training. He barely made contact. "It was the worst start that could happen," Akiyama said. "It can only get better from here."
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