Thursday, March 20, 2003
Posted 5:07 PM by Sean
Chone Figgins is learning to play the outfield. Figgins, you may recall, was dubbed the Angels' "secret weapon" at the end of last season, and was used as a late-inning pinch-runner fairly frequently. The guy is fast, faster than just about anyone I've seen play in an Angels' uniform. But his natural position is second base, and the Adam Kennedy / Benji Gil platoon has that one more than covered. I would think that if Figgins continues hitting - he's batting .378 this spring, and hit .305 in triple-A last year - Scioscia will find room for him to play from time to time.