Purgatory Online

Thursday, March 20, 2003

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.