Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Griffey Jr. May be Moved to Right Field [David Stefanini]

Ken Griffey Jr, once considered the ultimate baseball player, may be moving to right field at the beginning of the season. Griffey has played his entire career at center field.

The move is likely to be made because of an injury Griffey had suffered during the off-season. Jr. broke his hand while wrestling with his kids. Reds manager, Jerry Narron, said he is expecting Ryan Freel to be playing center field for the beginning of the season.

Griffey is a 10-time gold glover at center, but this season it may be Freel who is playing that position. Narron said, "my feeling with Ryan Freel out there, it gives us strong defense up the middle."

Looks like the manager isn't worried about the move, so neither should the fans. Freel can play some defense and we all know Griffey isn't the same as he was before the injury. This is probably the best move for Jr. at this point in his career.

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