6/13 Colvin to play more

Lou Piniella has said in the past that rookie Tyler Colvin will get more playing time, and it appears that time is now. Colvin started in right field Sunday.

“We said that when the time was right we were going to make this type of move and the time’s getting real right,” Piniella said.

It’s not clear if Colvin will only play right field in place of Kosuke Fukudome, who was batting .222 in his last 22 games since May 16. Colvin also will get some starts against lefties.

“Why not?” Piniella said. “He’s going to be playing a lot more than he has been playing. He deserves an opportunity. We brought him along, he waited his turn and he deserves an opportunity.”

— Carrie Muskat

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