jackie hayes wrote:The Sox wanted the move to 2b to be permanent, so they'll probably leave him there. Bouncing him around the infield (to 3b, then back to 2b) doesn't seem to have any clear advantage. They already extended Teahen before the season. (Not saying that was a good move, just saying.)
Yeah it was more of a....let him play somewhere he's used to and maybe that will help spark his bat kind of thing. I'm not saying it's the case in this situation, but sometimes the move to a new position can take the majority of a players attention, and thus hurt his bat for a bit. Ozzie's tried everything from moving him down in the order, to giving him a few days off, etc... I thought this might be a decent thing to try as well for a week or so.