(KSDK Sports)

-- Spring Training is a testament to conditioning and focus. For veterans, it's the chance to get back to game, get reacquainted with teammates, and once again re-establish themselves as competitors, competing at the highest level.

For younger players, rookies and minor leaguers lucky to be at the Major League camp, it's a chance to get noticed, fight for a job or just soak up the experience for later.

But aside from the work at hand, real-life can provide many distractions for ballplayers. From being away from family, few days off, injuries, fans, media etc. The opportunity for distraction is real..

But how does the manager, manage the team moving forward, while keeping his players focused on the task at hand? We put that question to Manage Mike Matheny.