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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:41:42 -0800
New York Mets manager Terry Collins is confident in using SS Ruben Tejada as the starting shortstop entering next season. Tejada recently traveled to Michigan to do a nutrition and conditioning camp, and he plans to return next month. The Mets could sign a veteran shortstop to mentor Tejada at the position, but he's likely to enter as the starter.
Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo |
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:35:16 -0800
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman will remain the everyday third baseman in 2014, but he will also move across the diamond and spend some time at first base. He'll take grounders at first in spring training, and it's a possible transition for a permanent position switch down the road. He could spell 1B Adam LaRoche against tough left-handed pitchers for 10 to 15 games in the season. "If that's best for the team, I'm willing to play over there," Zimmerman said. "I don't want to play 60 games over there. The way I played at the end of last season and the way my arm felt, I think third base is my best position and it gives our team the best chance to win. I feel like I'm the best third baseman that we have." Manager Matt Williams doesn't want Zimmerman playing first out of fear that his previous throwing woes will continue, but rather to give the club more versatility.
Source: The Washington Post - Adam Kilgore |
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:09:54 -0800
The Washington Nationals aren't looking to trade RPs Tyler Clippard or Drew Storen or OF Denard Span, according to general manager Mike Rizzo. "We haven't been fielding all that many calls on Clippard and Storen," Rizzo said. "There's a lot of 'lobby talk,' I call it, about it. But there's been actually no offer, no trade scenario that's official, that included Clippard or Storen. Or Span." The price for Clippard or Storen would be very high if they change their mind.
Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman |