This is . . . interesting:
Dbacks manager Chip Hale says the team will give Yasmany Tomas a chance to win the third base job in spring training.
— Nick Piecoro (@nickpiecoro) December 5, 2014
What makes it interesting is this:
A few years ago, Yasmany Tomas played a little bit of 3B in Cuba. Was not good there. Fine in the OF. Hard to see him playing third in MLB.
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) December 5, 2014
I guess it’s worth a try. In an era when offense is so hard to come by, trying to squeeze some more of it in at the expense of defense is not entirely crazy. But really, everything I’ve read about the guy suggests that the outfield may be tough enough for him long term, so this sort of sounds like optimistic offseason talk.