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PN Interview: Cody Asche

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Ian Riccaboni, PN: What was the biggest challenge of competing in your first full season at the Major League level?

Cody Asche, third baseman, Philadelphia Phillies: I would say, since I spent time on the DL this year, staying healthy was one of my bigger challenges this year which was unfortunate that it happened, but it did. But I learned from it and I moved on.

IR: Does that make it tougher to your rhythm at the plate?

CA: Certainly doesn’t help! I mean, I wouldn’t say it makes any more difficult. Major League pitching is hard enough as it is. Any time you miss a significant portion of your games, it is going to be tough to find it, yeah.

IR: You’ve come up with a group of guys, a crop of guys, Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez, Darin Ruf. What’s it like coming up with a group of guys, guys that you know?

CA: It’s good. I think we’re all eager to prove that we are capable of being winning players and capable of being part of a winning team. We naturally have a little big of camaraderie together. We just have to go out there and keep working and keep playing together.

IR: What’s the biggest challenge you are looking forward to in 2015?

CA: Improving. I think that is the challenge that faces every player and I think that’s why we all play, to get better and to prove to ourselves that we can get better.

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