Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 11/7/12
Third base is a position that the Reds are seemingly undecided on moving forward. With Scott Rolen now likely out of the picture, the spot is open at the Major League level. Todd Frazier has a chance to fill the position, but he can also play left field where the Reds have an opening as well. The Reds have plenty of depth at the third base position. Henry Rodriguez is the closest to the Majors, having finished his season in the minors with the Triple-A with the Louisville Bats before getting a cup of coffee in September with the Reds. Rodriguez got off to a hot start in Double-A Pensacola as he hit .348/.385/.439 in 144 trips to the plate for the Blue Wahoos before suffering a broken thumb and missing seven weeks. He never recovered offensively though as he hit just .244/.264/.333 for Louisville after coming back from the injury in 221 plate appearances. He struggled with his plate discipline, something he has never done before as well as struggling to hit for average. Since 2008 at...
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