BRADENTON, Fla. - Jose Osuna has been getting a lot of time at third base this spring with the Pirates. That isn't a totally new position for him. He spent most of his time in winter ball at the position, at the request of the team, and got some work there last season.
The Pirates are looking to give Osuna more options. Prior to learning third base, he has primarily been a first baseman and a corner outfielder. However, the Pirates have Josh Bell as their starting first baseman, and Osuna's range isn't good enough to be a regular outfielder at PNC Park. That leaves him looking for another position and more playing time. Enter the third base transition.
Osuna said he's feeling more comfortable at the position now versus last year, after getting some time this offseason. He had to get ...
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