Many are projecting Yasmany Tomas as the Arizona Diamondbacks' everyday third baseman for the 2015 MLB season, but he's also get some work in the outfield during spring training in order to ensure he gets at-bats when other players are getting work in at third.
"We've talked amongst everybody on the staff and in the front office, and what we're going to do for games is we have these at-bats, especially early on, where guys are only going to get two or three at-bats and then be out of the game," D-backs manager Chip Hale said, via MLB.com. "We've told Tomas that if there's a day when he is not going to play third, we're going to put him in the outfield just to get at-bats.
"We have to prioritize who gets all these at-bats in Spring Training. He's one we want to get a lot of at-bats to get a good [look] at his offense, too. We want him to go out and play."
Tomas was primarily at outfielder back in his native Cuba, and he has had mixed results defensively getting used to third so far in camp. While he's made a few impressive plays and is generally picking things up, he's still green and in need of repeated reps to get him fully acclimated to the position.