Kyle Seager is in for an interesting spring. The news yesterday that Chone Figgins will be the team's primary third baseman means Seager will be squeezed for playing time.
That time will either come at the major league level on days Figgins isn't manning the bag at third. Or, much more likely, it will come at Class AAA, where he can continue to develop on a daily basis.
If a final decision has been made, I'm not aware of it. I'll try to pin some officials down more on this today, but you'd have to think they are leaning towards Seager starting off in the minors at this point -- barring a complete vault to the next level this spring.
I chatted with Seager about his expectations going into this year.
"They've kind of prepared me for everything,'' he said. "Be ready to play third. Be ready to play multiple positions and then we'll kind of just see where we're at in the end.
"But I've been preparing to play multiple positions.''
Those will include third base, second base and shortstop...