11/3 Where does Colvin play?
During a conference call with Chicago reporters on Wednesday, GM Jim Hendry was asked if Tyler Colvin would be in the outfield or at first base in 2011. Hendry said it’s too soon to say.
“We’ll have to see what our roster looks like by the time we get to camp,” he said.
If the Cubs have added a left-handed hitting first baseman via free agency, Colvin would be back fighting for time in the outfield. Colvin hasn’t played first regularly since high school, getting some work there part-time when he played at Clemson. Hendry and manager Mike Quade both agreed Colvin is ready to be an every day player for the Cubs.
“He made progress and if you’re thinking about [having him play first], Spring Training will be huge for him,” Quade said. “He’s an excellent outfielder, making progress with the bat, and he’ll play somewhere.”
Colvin is one of the first to report to Mesa, Ariz., for early workouts, taking part in what’s been dubbed “Camp Colvin.” Several other players also will participate this year, including Darwin Barney and Brett Jackson.
– Carrie Muskat