some snippits: "When Heyward reported to Spring Training in February, he was a chiseled 256 pounds. With his weight now sitting between 235-240 pounds, he's feeling a little more comfortable. The most noticeable difference is that his shoulders are not nearly as bulky as they had been earlier this year Attempting to compensate and avoid the pain, Heyward continued to alter the mechanics of his swing in an adverse manner." "Basically what I've done this offseason is start from scratch as far as hitting goes," said Heyward, while explaining that he still has not starting taking soft toss or hitting off a tee yet. "When Heyward felt his shoulder pop during a round of batting practice in the middle of March, he did not believe there was any reason for concern. His shoulder had occasionally plagued him during his time in the Minors. But the discomfort usually subsided within a couple days or weeks."