“I’ll just take my walk,” he said, to laughter. One reporter followed up that Hamilton might be able to score from first on a single. “If he does, that’s great. Isn’t that crazy? Think about that: I hit a single and got an RBI. Like I said, crude stat, right?”
It also could mean they really want him to be a LF option, but know he is a 3rd base option.
We can play this game all day. I think its just nice to know they actually do recognize him as a 3rd base option regardless of where he might end up.