Cash makes clear Rays first option at second is Miller
It was no surprise, but Rays manager Kevin Cash made clear today that their primary plan is have Brad Miller make the move to second base as the replacement for Logan Forsythe.
"We're going to get him as many reps as we can at second base, as simple as that,'' Cash said Friday. "He is up for the challenge. ... Brad Miller is bought in and is all about the team. He'll do whatever. But we think for our team this spring we need to get him as acclimated as possible at second base. He is still going to play short because we know that versatility will help us. But he is all about playing second base and being a really good one.''
Cash talked with Miller after he reported to camp on Thursday.
Miller played 37 games at second with the Mariners from 2013-15, so Cash said it may be more a matter of getting him "re-acclimated.''
Tim Beckham, Nick Franklin and prospect Daniel Robertson are other internal options at second.
Because the Rays signed back lefty swinger Logan Morrison to play first, Cash said Miller is not likely to get much time there.