Who should play 2B with Weeks out?
Friday’s rainout blew up by travel schedule so I am not with the team in St. Louis tonight, but I am told by the intrepid MLB.com reporter filling my shoes that Doug Melvin said shortstop Alcides Escobar will begin seeing some action at second base for Triple-A Nashville.
Escobar was not being considered for an immediate promotion, Melvin said. I wonder if that could change in the near future if Escobar adapts quickly.
So, here are some internal candidates to play second base. Who do you think should get the nod?
– Craig Counsell
– Casey McGehee
– Hernan Iribarren (hitting .311 at Nashville)
– Jason Bourgeois (hitting .323 at Nashville as an OF, but can play 2B)
Am I missing anybody?
The other option, obviously, is for Melvin to look for help outside the organization. The free agent who jumps to mind is Ray Durham, who finished last year with Milwaukee and as far as I know remains unemployed. Who else would you look at if you were in Melvin’s shoes?