GALLERY: MLB players participate in batting practice at Las Vegas Ballpark

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is also a Las Vegas native. (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Las Vegas Ballpark for a special morning session of batting practice. Thursday’s event featured several MLB baseball pitchers and hitters at the ballpark in Summerlin. It featured: Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant,
Joey Rickard, San Francisco Giants; Drew Robinson, San Francisco Giants; Chris Carter, Monclova (Mexican Professsional League); and free agents Cody Clark, Johnny Field and Jake Hager. Pitchers included Paul Sewald, New York Mets; Jake Faria, Milwaukee Brewers; Chasen Shreve, New York Mets; Taylor Cole, Los Angeles Angels; Ricky Knapp, Los Angeles Dodgers; and free agents Sam Pastrone and JD Martin.

Las Vegas Ballpark hosts Big League Weekend featuring Oakland Athletics vs. Cleveland Indians on Feb. 29 & March 1 and Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds on March 7 & 8.