What Michael Young must learn at 1B
Young borrowed Chris Davis' glove and started the process of learning a position he's never played before -- first bases. Anderson isn't worried about Young's athleticism and ability to handle the spot. But there are a few things Young is working on:
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* Footwork around the bag. "That's a big thing for the throws from the infielders," Anderson said. "That's getting to the bag early so you can make adjustments, getting your feet in the right spot and then having the proper footwork to receiving the ball. If the ball is in the dirt, it's a whole different ball of wax and some things you've got to do. So that's what we're going to spend most of our time on."
* Fielding ground balls and throwing. "That's not going to be difficult for him," Anderson said. "He's had to turn and throw balls for double plays and it's basically the same thing."
* Cutoffs and relays. "That's a matter of knowing where to go," Anderson said. "You just have to get used to where you need to be."
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