Saturday, April 15, 2006

New Infield Positions Considered for Joe Mauer

In the tradition of Astros All-Star Craig Biggio, who moved from catcher to second base and the outfield, new infield positions are being considered for Twins backstop Joe Mauer. Long regarded as a probable candidate to play first base, Mauer is also credited with the potential to play third, second and even shortstop, and has been practicing taking infield grounders during batting practice in case he is called upon to appear in those spots as a substitute in late-inning situations.