Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, April 2, 2024 -- "NL Lineups"


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Reds: Injuries are affecting player usage in a way that seems to simplify David Bell’s choices. Will Benson is playing every day, batting second against righties, ninth against lefties. Jonathan India, who was supposed to become a utility player, is moving between the only two positions he’s ever played: second base and DH. Bell is doing some complex platooning with India, Nick Martini and Santiago Espinal; and with Jake Fraley and Stuart Fairchild. Bell has done a good job making lemonade.