“He’s kind of a beer league guy who just plays,” said a laughing Bell of Retherford, who at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, doesn’t have the prototype build of a Major Leaguer. “He looks like he’s playing in the backyard. Nobody expects a whole lot, but he just plays hard, and he figures it out.”
… But in order to make himself a more versatile option — even as soon as this upcoming Spring Training — Retherford has added catching to his repertoire. His focus might fall on that part-time, amalgamation of positions, but Retherford possesses the moxie to go with the hitting resume to be an everyday player.