Who’s on first? (Next)
Outfielder Ryan Ludwick’s new first baseman’s glove arrived on Wednesday. Ludwick will soon be the latest Red to start taking ground balls at first base.
Manager Bryan Price said it does have to mean anything more than his just taking grounders, but he’s also looking for options as the team moves forward with Joey Votto on the DL.
“I made a joke yesterday in the lunch room. I said we’ve got open tryouts for our outfielders for first base,” Price said on Wednesday. “It was kind of tongue-in-cheek but right now with the ability to have [Brayan] Pena, [Todd] Frazier and Jay [Bruce] to rotate through there, those are great options. I don’t want to have Jay over there a bunch. He’s a premier right fielder and we have a premier third baseman in Frazier. Pena is going to catch some. There is always that opportunity. I might have Frazier at third, Bruce in right field and want to have Pena behind the plate. There is another opportunity.”