Josh Satin is continuing his work as an outfielder at his home this winter, according to Tim Rohan of the New York Times.
Satin says he has consulted with former Met Marlon Byrd about improving as an outfielder after struggling to catch balls over his head during drills.
Satin wants to show he can play the outfield in an effort to become a more versatile utility player for the Mets in 2014.
Maggie Wiggin, ContributorSep. 8: I really like Satin as a player and I appreciate his dedication to the team and his willingness to do anything to contribute. It’s a great attitude and I think it’s a big part of why he’s playing himself into a bench role for next year. That said, enough is enough with the infielders playing the outfield. It didn’t work for Daniel Murphy, it didn’t work for Lucas Duda, and while I suspect Satin is a bit more athletic than either of them, I don’t see this experiment ending with anything other than frustration and embarrassment for all involved.
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