BRADENTON, Fla. -- This season, Andrew McCutchen will get his first taste of right field. Gregory Polanco will be an everyday left fielder for the first time in his career. But for Starling Marte, the Pirates' outfield realignment brought a welcome return to his natural position.
It was Marte's ability that allowed the Bucs to shake up their outfield in pursuit of their best defensive configuration. After reporting to Pirate City for Spring Training on Thursday, Marte said he's ready to make the move.
"I have a lot of experience playing center field," Marte said through interpreter Mike Gonzalez.