ESPN.com has a story up that was posted late yesterday discussing the Detroit Tigers moving prospect Nick Castellanos to left field. Castellanos is viewed as the Tigers’ top minor league player heading into the 2013 season. Here is part of that piece:
Nick Castellanos -- aka Keith Law’s 38th-best prospect in baseball Insider -- has spent all but two months of his three-year minor league career playing third base.
But he was penciled in to spend all nine innings of the Tigers’ spring training game Monday playing left field. And that won’t be changing any time soon, says his manager.
“He will not play third base this spring,” said Jim Leyland. “My orders from the organization are, he’s now a left fielder.”
Now you might be aware that Leyland’s third baseman, some guy named Cabrera (Miguel, we think it is), will be exiting any day now to play in the World Baseball Classic. But even that won’t buy Castellanos, ranked as the top prospect in the Tigers' system, any time at third, Leyland said.
Castellanos and Miguel Cabrera both homered in yesterday’s contest. You can read the entire article at http://espn.go.com/blog/spring-training/post/_/id/601/tigers-nick-castellanos-now-an-outfielder.
After a 10-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, the Tigers are back in action this afternoon as they battle the Houston Astros at 1:05 p.m. in Kissimmee, Florida. The Tigers are 2-1 officially 2-1 in Spring Training while Houston is 2-1 in Grapefruit League play.