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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Minky and Torre, together again?

Doug Mientkiewicz accepted a Dodgers non-roster invite last month. At 34, he knows retirement is near, but I guess he's not quite ready to call it a career. He's played so hard in spring training that he's seriously contending for a roster spot.

He's hitting well, and has added to his versatility by learning to play 3B and corner outfielder since his time with the Yankees. But Torre mentions his "clubhouse presence" as his most appealing quality. That was reportedly what impressed the Pirates last year. He was seen as a long shot to make their roster last year, but he made it, in part because of the way he mentored the younger players.

I've always liked Minky, and I'm glad he's getting a chance to play for a contender.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:34 AM


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