Montero to play some first, Girardi brings it up

December, 7, 2011
12/07/11
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi has brought up having Jesus Montero work at first base during spring training.

"Is it something we might play with, maybe," Girardi said. "It is something we may not play with, maybe. It is something that I have brought up. We still consider him a catcher."

Girardi said the Yankees are looking for Montero to earn more at-bats as the DH and still catch.

"We expect to give him at-bats at catcher," Girardi said.

But what could be the start of a shift to a new position -- which possibly could enhance his trade value -- has been broached. Stay tuned.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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