Updated Mon, Feb 17, 2014 5:16 pm
Former Ohio Bobcat outfielder Marc Krauss is prepping for the start of spring training after making his debut in the majors last season.
“I’m just trying to grow my game. I know there is a lot of work to do, but that’s what my motto is the whole time, to take everything and learn as much as you can,” Krauss said in a phone interview last Thursday.
After spending much of his career traveling between AAA and the minors, Krauss got the call from the struggling Astros and saw work in 52 Major League games last season.
“It’s such a rollercoaster game, you’ve just got to try and grind it out and continue to work hard and when it comes game time, just go out and compete,” Krauss said.
With 28 hits and four home runs, Krauss is hoping that he can continue his career with the Astros this year and continue to improve as a player.
“I started out a little bit slow, but I feel like once I got a little more comfortable and started to relax, I kind of got over the whole idea of being in the Big Leagues and stadiums and all the competition, I just went back to playing baseball,” Krauss said.
With spring training just around the corner, Krauss is preparing for the season ahead.
“I came down about eight days early just to get back outside and get kind of settled in and take the right steps to have a good spring training and make the team,” Krauss said.