Duran’s impressive homer
The Reds 7-5 win over the Angels came on a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth by Juan Duran. It was a screamer of a line drive that hit the top of the right field wall above the yellow line for the homer. It got out there in a big hurry and it was impressive.
Reds bench coach Jay Bell managed the split-squad game and liked what he’s seen from Duran, an outfield prospect who signed with the club as a 16-year-old in 2008. He feels that he’s matured well over the past year, especially. Duran, by the way, is 6-foot-7 and 231 pounds.
“I’ll tell you what, he is very impressive,” Bell said. “Last year, he was just raw and going through the season last year, he did some really nice things. This spring, he has really impressed. Part of the reason why he’s impressed so much is he’s been opposite and center field quite a bit this spring.”