Gordon Beckham‘s transition from third base to second base, in theory, shouldn’t be any more difficult than moving from Double-A to Triple-A to the major leagues to becoming the Sporting News rookie of the year at a position he only played a few games in professionally.
“Playing second base, except for the turn [6-4-3 double play], is relatively easy,” Beckham said.
“The turn” as Beckham calls it, was a problem when the spring training games began — only because there were very few chances for him to practice the play with a runner bearing down on him and his back to the play.
“We had our first one the other day,” Beckham said, two weeks into spring training. “It was a clean transition. We actually got the outs.” Beckham did trip over the base runner, however. …
March 20, 2010
Gordon Beckham moves to 2nd base
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