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“It’s not a big deal to me at all,” Rizzo said. “He’s an extremely talented defensive third baseman. He’s in the midst of changing his mechanics with a healthy shoulder for the first time in how many months. The only way you get that is by repetition. The more he does it, the more repetitions he gets, the better he’s going to be at it. And I see glimpses of it.

“Once he gets that and it comes naturally to him and automatic, then he’ll quit thinking about it and just do it.”