LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As Chris Johnson attempts to distance himself from last year's frustrations and regain the consistency when he battled for a batting title in 2013, he has opted to make a mechanical adjustment during the first week of Spring Training.
Per the advice provided by Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, Johnson has dropped the pre-swing placement of his hands from above his shoulder to chest high. The hope is that the adjustment will allow him to lose the loop in his swing and gain a more consistent direct swing path.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.