Dbacks sign OF Kole Calhoun

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    Not "on occasion". Quite often. And considering that the positions put different strains on different muscle groups, it is common sense that it contributed to the injury, if not outright caused it. While I don't have scientific proof, I have personally experienced the strain in moving back and forth between second base and right field from my playing days. I have also experienced it in other sports.
     
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    Utter B.S. I played SS and RF. And of course the movements are different. However, any injury that is/was incurred was STRICTLY the result of playing that specific position and NOT somehow associated with being shifted from one position to another...
     
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    I'm impressed you never rolled your ankle walking out to the outfield. It seems like it must happen a lot.
     
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    LOL... :D
     
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    Interesting. You proclaim "Utter B.S.", then ADMIT my premise, then just utter the opposite conclusion with zero supporting facts or principles. Hmmm...
     
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    Wrong... again. Your "premise" is that because a second baseman moves differently than a center fielder, that this is what caused Marte's injury.
    And, you're wrong as well in stating I offer "zero supporting facts." As I mentioned, I played competitive ball for a significant portion of my life. In college, I was frequently shifted between SS and RF. I never suffered an injury as a result of playing both positions and I never saw anyone else suffer an injury due to playing more than one position.
    I did suffer a few injuries playing SS (runners taking me out at second base)... I saw other players get hurt diving for balls, or catchers getting crushed at home plate by an oncoming runner... None of which is the result of playing more than one position.
     
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    The Athletic picked Brian Dozier to join us. 1Sun would explode
     
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    Makes sense. He and Escobar are really good friends.
     
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    Is Hazen ever going to be interested in a hitter who can, you know...hit?
     
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    With managers and hitters obsessed with lift . . . and hitting into the shift . . . for a few extra HR's,
    is any average hitter a hitter nowadays?

    But I agree with your point. RF is supposed to be a power position. Which, to me, means RBI's.
     
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    And more to the point, 2B is supposed to be a reliable contact hitter to all fields, which is pretty much the opposite of Brian Dozier.
     
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    I could see Dozier as a one year stop gap but he is old. Starlin Castro must be pricing himself out of market as he along with Castellanos are arguably the best two hitters left on the FA market.
     
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