Leaner Howard already in the groove for Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies' Ryan Howard stretches during spring training baseball practice, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

February 21, 2010 8:40:53 PM PST
Ryan Howard stepped into the batter's box for his first round of swings this spring and immediately sent a ball soaring over the left-field fence.