08/22/08 10:13 PM ET
Giants test Sandoval at hot corner
Rookie's versatility could help him earn Major League spot
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
"What I like about him is you mention it, he's all for it," Bochy said. "There's no hesitation. He wants to play."Sandoval admitted that he might have to adjust to the speed of the game.
"It's the Major Leagues," he said.Bochy acknowledged that Sandoval conceivably could have a role next season as a backup to Molina who fills in at the infield corners. Auditions such as Friday's will help demonstrate whether Sandoval can handle that type of duty. Sandoval was quite a handyman during his Minor League career, as his record shows: 33 games at catcher in the Rookie-level Arizona League in 2004; 70 games at third base, one at first base and one at catcher with short-season Class A Salem-Keizer in 2005; 93 games at first base and 21 at third with Class A Augusta in 2006; 59 games at catcher and 42 at first with Class A San Jose last year; and 83 at catcher and 19 at first this season with San Jose and Double-A Connecticut combined.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.