SARASOTA, Fla. (WJZ) — Spring Coaching in Sarasota, Florida, is extra than simply enjoyable within the solar. For quite a few gamers, it’s a spot to combat for a job, and the competitors is underway at Orioles camp.
Austin Hays and his spouse added to their household this yr. The couple welcomed a child boy to the world. Hays stated he hopes to achieve “daddy energy” as he fights for the beginning job in middle fielder.
Hays is getting into the sixth season of his professional profession. He made his Main League debut 4 years in the past, however accidents have saved him from being a relentless contributor.
When Hays is wholesome, he seems to be a prototype Large League middle fielder. He covers the bottom and makes all of the performs. At bat, he can function a lead-off hitter, plus has energy.
Hays stated he’s prepared and prepared and feels greater than ready.
“I believe I’m an on a regular basis outfielder within the Large Leagues,” Hays stated. “Whether or not that’s at middle subject, left subject, proper subject, I believe I’ve the velocity and the arm energy to play at any a kind of three positions and I’ve the facility to have the ability to be a nook outfielder however the velocity to be a middle fielder as properly.”