The AAA infield is looking pretty crowded for the 2011 season.
Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates added Josh Fields on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. The deal is a smart move to make, as Fields will most likely compete with Andy Marte for a backup corner infield role. Regardless of which player wins, the role isn't that important, and I'd much rather see someone like Marte or Fields get the job, with the remote chance that they could finally put things together, rather than going for the Chris Gomez/Ramon Vazquez/Bobby Crosby types that we've seen taking the backup infield roles over the last few seasons.
Assuming the two players will be competing for a backup infield role, one will likely be sent to AAA, unless there are out clauses we don't know about. That...
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