A.J. Hinch says Spencer Torkelson will play exclusively 3B in Spring

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The Detroit Tigers selected phenom Spencer Torkelson with the 1st overall pick in last year’s MLB Draft, and selected him with as a third baseman.

Of course, Torkelson had previously played first base. But it looks as though his new position is set. In fact, manager A.J. Hinch confirmed as much:

During his offseason training, Torkelson trained exclusively for third base.

“The Tigers told me to work on the third-base glove,” he explained in January, “so that’s what I’ve been doing. … Extremely happy over at third base. Just want to get more repetitions at game speed. As much as possible.”

He’s anticipated to start the year with High-A West Michigan, and could soon transition to Double-A Erie.

– – Quotes via Evan Petzold of The Detroit Free Press Link – –