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Price appreciates camp's early arrivals

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- A number of Reds position players have arrived early to camp in recent days ahead of Wednesday's full-squad report date -- including returning players like Todd Frazier, Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart, Jay Bruce, Chris Heisey and Jack Hannahan.

New players like Skip Schumaker, Chris Nelson and Jason Bourgeois have also come in early and gotten to work. While manager Bryan Price has spent much of his time with the pitchers and catchers who reported Friday, he has been to the back fields and hitting cages to look in on the early arrivals.

"No. 1, it's been a nice commitment seeing guys out here early," Price said Tuesday. "Some of the new guys ... are coming out here to get acclimated to the new surroundings and their teammates. It's been exciting. I think we've done a really good job of bringing in good, competitive big league players. Not many of them are going to make our club but they're going to make us better because eventually, we're going to need them."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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