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Reyes and Nickeas are Battling Backstops

The life of a maturing catcher travels along a steep learning curve. For Jose Reyes and Mike Nickeas, patience and education are enormous virtues. The two battery mates caught up with Inside Pitch to discuss how they have evolved this young season.

Jose Reyes dives in right field, but misses the pop fly. He quickly rises and with a smile, swipes his arms in front of him as an umpire would to indicate no catch. It's an hour after the game, called off for the fourth straight day due to unplayable conditions (today, third base was too wet), was supposed to start. But outside of the hot corner the field—and the sky—looks great, and having...