Yasmany Tomas to work at third base and in the outfield during spring training


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.

Report: Marcell Ozuna injured, his wife arrested in domestic violence incident

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Andy Slater of Fox Sports 640 South Florida reports that Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna recently suffered a facial injury after his wife allegedly hit him with a soap dish. The incident apparently happened a few weeks ago.

Slater says that Ozuna reported the incident to Miami police and that Ozuna’s wife, Genesis, was arrested and charged with domestic battery. She subsequently pleaded not guilty and was given a stay-away order. Presumably more legal proceedings are in the offing.

The injury itself doesn’t sound serious, but the matter certainly is.