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 outfield spots.
"Being able to play that many positions, I think, has gotten me a job every year," Fox said at Pirate City prior to workouts on Saturday. "The Manager sees the benefit to having a ...