Desmond Tinkers

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Rockies' Ian Desmond experienced his "ah-ha" moment one day in the batting cage at home in Sarasota, Fla., this offseason.

Taking the idea -- lowering his hands while in his batting stance -- into games takes time. After an 0-for-3 day in Wednesday's 5-4 Cactus League victory over the Rangers, he is 1-for-16 in six games.

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But if the changes lead to better extension on his swing -- which in turn can deliver solid contact that will play well at Coors Field -- his cold start will be attributed to normal Spring Training adjustments.

"The goal is to be a better hitter," Desmond said. "I feel good. It's a work in progress. I'm working really hard with the hitting coaches, trying to get it ironed out. But it's still early. Trying to get that timing is key."

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