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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nash & DeShields Get "B-Team" Help

It has been known since he was drafted that Delino DeShields would be attempting a move to 2nd base. It has also been suspected that Telvin Nash might be moved to first in the future.

According to a story by Zachary Levine in the Houston Chronicle today, the future is now and they are getting some help with the transition from a pair of former Killer Bs. He reports that Astros great Craig Biggio is helping DeShields make the move to second and another Astros legend, Jeff Bagwell, is helping Nash with his transition to first.

The story quotes Astros director of player development Fred Nelson on the Nash move:

“We looked throughout our organization, and it might be a spot that we might be a little bit thin in,” Nelson said. “And he’s a big, strong guy with power. We see an opportunity to begin to work him at first base, also stay in the outfield and of course in the minor leagues you have an opportunity to DH, so it gives him multiple positions that he can get at-bats in.”
Both Nash & DeSheilds are creating quite a buzz that should be fun to watch. I expect both to start at Lexington this year.

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