Rays could give Logan Forsythe some playing time at first base


At the end of yesterday’s column for the Tampa Bay Times, Mark Topkin suggests Logan Forsythe is likely to play some first base for the Rays at least during the spring next year. It’s a byproduct of the team designating Sean Rodriguez for assignment last week.

Forsythe, who turns 28 in January, spent most of his time on the field at second base but also played some third base, some shortstop, and even spent some time in left field. Adding first base to his list of skills will only add to his versatility and help the Rays’ roster flexibility.

Forsythe batted .223/.287/.329 with six home runs and 26 RBI in 336 plate appearances during the 2014 season. James Loney is currently the Rays’ everyday first baseman.