Friday, February 16, 2007

Lincoln hurt, Walker now 3B

Bad news out of the first real day of spring training. Brad Lincoln has been shut down with an irritated elbow, the AP reports. The only other pitcher revealed to be injured on Day 1 of ST is recently acquired minor-league starter Michael Tejera, out because of shoulder pain.

The other big news is Neil Walker is officially trading in his tools of ignorance for a 3B glove.

"He'll no longer be catching," Littlefield said. "We made the decision based on his athleticism and the fact that, as we look at our organization, Neil has a lot of potential with the bat, and we think this is a quicker way for him to get to Pittsburgh."
Walker's value goes down a lot not catching. Is this move more about Paulino viewed as a fixture or Neil's mitt?

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