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For Baseball Players In The Offseason, Workouts Depend On Their Role | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports









Marlins pitcher Steve Cishek is one of the relievers who works out <a href=read with Eric Cressey.(Getty Images)' />

There are a lot of people using foam rollers and doing shoulder strengthening routines. And while there is a lot of commonality in terms of exercise selection and philsophy, each player is training for his needs and role on the diamond. Just like an infielder doesn't throw regular bullpen sessions and an outfielder doesn't practice turning double plays up the middle, offseason workouts shouldn't be uniform for every professional baseball player. You can't simply ask how a baseball player works out. You need to specify, at the very least, the player's position. And even then, it's not as simple as saying every player at a certain position should train the same way. A perfect example are relief pitchers and starting pitchers. While starters, especially those established in the major leagues, have the benefit of a routine and significant downtime during the season, relievers typically go into games not knowing if they'll be needed.
Full story: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/just-like-their-roles-on-the-field--a-reliever-s-training-schedule-differs-from-a-starter-s-215938801.html




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