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Pirates Notebook: Adam Frazier Seems to Have a Regular Spot For Now

Pirates Notebook: Adam Frazier Seems to Have a Regular Spot For Now

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier will start his third straight game for the Pirates in left field since returning from the disabled list on May 13. Left field seems to be his new regular spot, with Gregory Polanco returning to his usual position of right field when he returns from his sore hamstring.

Left field is the outfield position he’s played the most since he began transitioning to playing some outfield in Double-A in 2015. He started by playing more center field that season. But in 2016, he played 380 innings in left field with Indianapolis and another 107.1 with Pittsburgh.

It’s the most he’s played of any of the three outfield positions and at the major-league level, it’s the place he’s best been able to show off his wheels in the field, making 10 out-of-zone plays in his 160.1 inn...

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