Friday, January 06, 2006

The Remarkable Andrew

Unless the roster changes remarkably between now and opening day, expect the Boston Red Sox to give youngster Andy Marte at least a brief look at first base this spring. Marte, ranked by many to have been among the top five or six minor league prospects when he was called up by Atlanta last year, is listed as a third baseman but may be added to Boston's DH and right-corner mix with J.T. Snow and Kevin Youkliss. Snow and Youkliss are expected to be the regular 1B platoon with 3B Mike Lowell seeing action there as well.