Marlon Byrd had a strong offensive season in 2014 with the Philadelphia Phillies, but also posted a career-high 185 strikeouts.
The Phillies traded Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds this week.
"I wasn't really happy with my year last year even though I put up good numbers as far as power and production," he said. "My batting average went down. My strikeouts went up. My walks went down. I need to get some work in. I took a week off from hitting and started hitting the week after the season.
"I changed my stance a little bit. I was a little bit too wide last year, had too much movement. I was susceptible to the pitch up. I believe if you continue to put hard work in the offseason and continue to get better, you can continue to put up good numbers."