Garrett Jones hit in the number two hole today.

Garrett Jones hit in the number two spot today. Tomorrow he will do the same thing. When people have been thinking about possible lineups for the 2013 season, I don't think that many had Jones as an option to bat second. However, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is considering it.

"What I like about Garrett is he's got a lifetime [.852] OPS against right-handed pitching," Hurdle said. "His numbers against right-handers are what they are. So do I get him an extra at-bat [in the number two spot]? No matter what we do it's not going to be prototypical."

Hurdle used Jones in the number two spot during the 2011 season. The left-hander had 104 plate appearances batting second. The only spot where he appeared more frequently was the number thre...

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