Dodgers News Round-Up: Corey Seager, Bellinger, Prospects
One of the big questions that came up as the 2018 season came to a close was where would Cody Bellinger play on defense in 2019.
There was never a concern that there was no space for him but, after Max Muncy’s break-out season, the Dodgers were forced to put Bellinger in the outfield more regularly than anyone would have guessed prior to the season.
For this coming year, the Dodgers face a new defensive issue: Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp were traded and the team currently has four true outfielders listed on the roster. That means Bellinger will need to play the outfield and Dave Roberts confirmed it.
Roberts told media on Tuesday morning that Bellinger would see significant time in right field during spring training while still spending time at first base and center field.
The National League rookie year home run record holder will look to boost his offense back to those rookie year numbers in 2019 but it looks like he will be doing that as an outfielder and an infielder.
Roberts also said that while Bellinger will play some spring games in center field, AJ Pollock is the everyday center fielder moving forward.