Ray Chang has seen almost everything in his decade as a minor league baseball player.
He has played for several teams during his career, at every level except Major League Baseball, and knows how up and down life in the minor leagues can be.
One moment a player is headed to Triple-A. The next he’s headed back down to Double-A.
Chang can relate and understands what younger players go through as they strive to move up the ranks.
“I look at these younger guys and it feels like I was in their shoes yesterday,” Chang said. “I have the experience of going through it and try to help them out by letting them know when they do something right or wrong. I try to bring that veteran presence to the team.”
That veteran presence in a clubhouse is important, especially for players who feel like they should be moving up at a faster pace.
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