|Posted by Insane Buzz on July 23, 2018 at 1:30 AM|
Smith is the better defensive first baseman, but Alonso is strictly limited to first base.
“He’s going to have to play the outfield. When you get a DH, I can do that. I can go back and forth,” manager Tony DeFrancesco said. “I can DH one and put one at first, but a National League game most likely he’s going to have to play a lot more to that and maybe give Peter a day off. But right now he’s planning on playing outfield, first base and DH.”
Smith was in the lineup Sunday for the 51s, playing left field.
The 51s will play host to the Nashville, the Triple-A affiliate of the Athletics, this week and have a designated hitter before a four-game series against a National League-affiliate.
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