**It's still too early in the season to be certain about the Indianapolis playing time management, but it's interesting to note that Erich Weiss has played just five games. Last year Indianapolis had a lot of solid players, which meant very little playing time for Mel Rojas Jr. and Dan Gamache. Weiss was in a better spot coming into this season than those two players were last year, so you'd imagine that his playing time picks up a little. That might not happen though because Indianapolis will eventually get Barrett Barnes and that could effect Weiss. Chris Bostick is seeing outfield time now and his main position is second base. Adding someone who should play regularly to a team with an already crowded roster, is probably going to affect the b...
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