Yasmany Tomas figures to be the Diamondbacks’ everyday third baseman during the regular season, but he’ll get some work both there and in the outfield during spring training, MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez reports. Manager Chip Hale wants to get Tomas as many at-bats as possible so on days he won’t be at third base, they’ll put him in the outfield.
Hale said, “We have to prioritize who gets all these at-bats in Spring Training. He’s one we want to get a lot of at-bats to get a good [look] at his offense, too. We want him to go out and play.”
The Diamondbacks signed Tomas, 24, to a six-year, $68.5 million deal in December. Tomas struggled at third base doing defensive drills on Saturday, but both Hale and Tomas said he got more comfortable the longer it went on.