Audio: Mark Reed Interview

A season ago, Cubs catching prospect Mark Reed got off to one of the fastest starts offensively with Class A Peoria, but then struggled throughout the second half on into season's end. This year, Reed has experienced the opposite effect but sees room for optimism.

Entering play Tuesday, Reed has nine hits in his last 67 at-bats and is batting .186 for the season. The 21-year-old talked about the key to getting good at-bats, his work defensively behind the plate, and more.

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Inside The Ivy: You got some looks at second base the other night and we noticed you taking infield practice with (Cubs Minor League Infield Coordinator) Bobby Dickerson during pre-game workouts.

Mark Reed: Yeah, it's just something to get me some more looks. Whatever extra positions I can play, the more it will help me on down the road.

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