Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/15/12

For someone who isn't a natural third baseman, Kyle Seager could become one before too much longer.

He's made a couple of terrific defensive plays in September, but the gem of them all came Thursday in

Toronto.

The Jays' Rajai Davis, one of the fastest men in the league, was on second base when Seager was asked to

field a slow chopper. Rather than throwing the ball to first and risk Davis scoring at the plate, Seager

held on to the ball, made a full pivot and threw to shortstop Brendan Ryan, who was filling in at third

base.

Davis was trapped off third base and was tagged out by Ryan.

"That was a heads-up play, Ryan coming around, and Kyle knowing that Davis would be flying around the

base," manager Eric Wedge said. "That play was impressive.

Asked if it was a matter of baseball instincts for Seager, who came to the Mariners out of college as a

second baseman just three years ago, Wedge nodded.

"He's worked as hard as anyone to get better," the manager said. "The baseball instinct, that is him.

His court awareness, if you will, over there is pretty good."

Seager has also hit a bit -- nine hits in the first four games of this road trip, two of them in

Friday's 9-3 loss in Texas.

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