Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell said he plays to give veteran infielder Aaron Hill plenty of opportunity to win the teams third base job.
The 33-year-old Hill has spent most of his career as a second baseman. Over eleven seasons in the majors, Hill has 1,148 starts at second, with 72 starts at third base and 61 starts at shortstop.
Hill came to the Brewers, along with pitcher Chase Anderson and shortstop prospect Isan Diaz in a offseason trade for shortstop Jean Segura and right-hander Tyler Wagner.
Others will get looks at third base as well, including newcomers Will Middlebrooks and Garin Cecchini, but Counsell wants Hill to get a good look first.
Counsell is looking for improvement on defense this season. The Brewers committed the Major League’s fifth-highest number of errors last season with 116.
The Brewers made a roster move on Monday, claiming left-handed pitcher Sean Nolin off waivers from Oakland after the Brewers were down to three lefties in spring camp.
The 26-year-old Nolin started six games for the A’s last season with a 1-and-2 mark, but the Brewers expect Nolin to get his work in a relief role.