PORT CHARLOTTE Sean Rodriguez has traversed the field for the Tampa Bay Rays like a frequent flier making stops during his two seasons at second, short, third and first, in center and left and as a DH.
Heck, hes even volunteered to go behind the plate in an emergency.
But the veteran utility man is hoping to finally land at the spot his big league career began and what became his primary destination in the second half of 2011.
Rodriguez was originally signed by the Angels in 2003 as a shortstop and finds himself in a neck-and-neck battle with Reid Brignac this spring for the starting job.
The position was Brignacs to lose last year and he did just that with a major nosedive offensively. His unexpected swoon opened the door for Rodriguez, who shifted over from his usual home at second base and wound up playing 60 games at short by seasons end.
It also set up a head-to-head competition between Rodriguez and Brignac that has been one of the ongoing story lines of camp, and one...