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Pirates Notebook: With Starling Marte Returning, Adam Frazier Moves Back to the Infield

Adam Frazier will get most of his playing time at the middle infield spots once Starling Marte returns. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Notebook: With Starling Marte Returning, Adam Frazier Moves Back to the Infield

PITTSBURGH — Adam Frazier will play second base for the Pirates on Sunday.

Going forward, that might be a spot on the diamond he gets more familiar with. With Starling Marte returning to the roster on Tuesday, Frazier’s starting spot in left field will be usurped.

Frazier will return to a utility role, giving the Pirates’ three outfielders breaks and he'll get more playing time in the infield, as well. Manager Clint Hurdle sees second base as the spot he’ll get the most work at.

“That’s going to be the primary spot,” Hurdle said. “He's got experience at short. We need to revisit work days with more early work in the infield based on the resetting of the roster with Marte coming back. When (David) Freese is not in the lineup, we can slide (Josh) Harrison over to third, we can get F...

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