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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Montero to play some first, Girardi brings it up

By Andrew Marchand

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.