Nat Uralice wrote:He's probably going to play 3B.
Nat, why would the Reds pay millions to Joe Randa just to have him sit on the bench? Freel's specialty positions are 3B and any outfield position, and he can also play 2B in a pinch. Randa covers 3B, and the outfield has Griffey, Dunn, Kearns, and Wily Mo Pena, so right now there's nowhere for Freel to play. Freel will almost certainly come out of spring training on the 25-man roster, but destined for the bench initially. If the Reds are true to form the last few years, a starter or perhaps a few starters will succumb to injury, and a place will open up for Freel to start. I'd say there's about a 75% chance of that happening, but it's not a lock.