Forsythe to get 'second' look
Padres' third-base prospect moving around infield
PEORIA, Ariz. -- If Logan Forsythe needs an example of how a position change can be a good thing, the Padres' Minor League infielder needs to look no further than teammate Chase Headley.Headley, who was roadblocked by Kevin Kouzmanoff, moved from third base to left field in 2008 to expedite his jump to the Major Leagues. He has now returned to his natural position as Kouzmanoff is now with the Oakland A's. Could a similar move be in store for Forsythe, a natural third baseman who has spent the last week getting work at second base in addition to third base? The Padres haven't determined that Forsythe should make the move for good, though they plan on using him at second base in Cactus League games, if for no other reason than to get him as many at-bats as possible. That's fine with Forsythe, 23, who was a first-round pick in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft out of Arkansas. "I've played all over the field. Back in college, I played a little second base. I've played mostly third base my whole life, but when I got invited to play for Team USA, I mostly played second base and the outfield," Forsythe said. "I have an idea what to expect."
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