Mets OF Eric Young Jr. took infield practice at second base before Tuesday’s game (Wall Street Journal, Mar. 18). Eric Young will start at second base on Tuesday.
Terry Collins said in February that, in the event Ike Davis and Lucas Duda are not playing first base, he could always move Young to second and slide Daniel Murphy to first base.
“It’s not a defensive position, it’s a production position,” he explained (TC Palm, Feb. 4) about his goal for first base. “We have options.”
Collins has also repeatedly said that he would like to get Young consistent at bats because he has the ability to change the team’s offense (Kernan, Feb. 3).