BRADENTON -- Being able to play multiple positions not only takes talent and dedication, but it apparently also requires a big equipment bag. Once Spring Training games kick off for the Grapefruit League on March 3, Jake Fox will be carrying around nine gloves. Nine.
"I will have a game glove for each position, a backup, and as a catcher I usually carry three gloves," Fox said.
The 29-year-old was first drafted as a catcher in 2003 by the Chicago Cubs, and was first turned into an utility player by then-manager Lou Pinella.
"I first started playing the outfield, then the infield, then its just been a circus ever since," Fox said.
Fox's versatility can be a huge asset to the Pirates for the 2012 season. Not only can Fox catch, but he can play first, second, third, and the corner...
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