Collins to consider Justin Turner and Zach Lutz in the outfield

Justin Turner 89 polaroidTerry Collins plans to look at both Justin Turner and Zach Lutz in the outfield this Spring, he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Turner has not played a game in the outfield in his Major League career.

However, Turner played eight games in the outfield while with the Reds organization in 2006.

Lutz has never played in the outfield in his professional career – he has played all but three games at first and third base.

Michael Baron, Contributor

If that’s the case, I wonder if the Mets plan to look at Jordany Valdespin in the outfield as well. Yes, he hits left-handed, but he’s very athletic, and he looked pretty good in his few stints out there last season. The thing is, Lucas Duda is already out of position in the outfield; is it really a great idea to consider two or three other players – all with limited big league experience – in positions they’re unfamiliar with? The Mets just need to do something about the outfield before having to resort to this. Otherwise, they’re going to have a monumental mess out there right out of the gate…