Actually, I'm nearly certain that the front office has sent down an order that certain players are expected to play more than one position. Its my understanding that want more versitility at the major league level. So, it may be reflective of playing time or too many infielders, but I beleive he's required to play the outfield on a scheduled basis regardless. You'll find several players doing the same at different levels. Anderson and Janish at AA, and Bruce at A+ are three that I know of for sure. There may be others.
Originally Posted by mound_patrol
It's happened a couple times I think and it's because the bats are thin in the outfield while there are a ton of infielders. Just trying to get people playing time.
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