Giancarlo Stanton is trying out a new bat this spring after missing the second half of last season with a broken hand.
The Axe Bat has a flared, tapered handle that's designed to ease pressure on hands.
"We'll see how it goes after swinging over and over again," Stanton told the Miami Herald. "It hasn't been painful."
Dustin Pedroia used the bat last season.
Initially, Stanton was expected miss four to six weeks after having surgery in June but ended up missing the rest of the season.
"[The bat's] what I used in the offseason to prepare myself," Stanton told the Herald. "It's good. I like them. We'll have to re-evaluate in two weeks to make sure it's fully ready. In my eyes, it should be."