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Price gets look at Frazier playing shortstop in game

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- During Saturday's 16-4 win over the Brewers, the Reds shifted Todd Frazier from his usual spot at third base to shortstop for three innings. Frazier was a shortstop in college but hadn't played the position in the big leagues since 2011.

Manager Bryan Price, who used Frazier at first base last week, wanted to get a look at him at shortstop -- just in case.

"We've rotated guys around a lot this spring and played [Ramon] Santiago in three different spots," Price said. "[Kris] Negron, [Chris] Nelson -- we've rotated them all over the place. It's really just to give them a chance to show what they can do. It at least gives us some understanding if we have any physical issues over the course of the year, who can do what, No. 1. And No. 2, they haven't been away from a position for too long without spending some time there.

"Now we can say [Frazier] last played short in Spring Training in 2014."

Frazier committed a fielding error while at shortstop in the win over Milwaukee. On Sunday, he was in the lineup as the designated hitter.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon.
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