Class will be in session for Dayan Viciedo and Tyler Flowers early next week, when White Sox hitting coach Jeff Manto makes a trip down the East Coast to Florida.
It could be an on-field classroom of three, with Manto also expected to work with shortstop and fellow Florida resident Alexei Ramirez. But implementing a slight change in Viciedo's hitting approach by adding a small leg kick and making sure Flowers is at a good physical and mental place stand as the focus of Manto's excursion.
"What I want to do is meet them face to face and explain what we are going to try to work on in Spring Training," Manto told MLB.com during a Sunday night phone interview, mentioning that Flowers will be traveling from Georgia for the two-day session. "We'll do it face to face, not over the phone, and have live pitching with it.
"That way Viciedo, for example, can get a feel for it, see what he's doing and ask questions. He can work on that during the time until Spring Training instead of getting him out of sorts by starting it at Spring Training."
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