This morning at Tradition Field, Wilmer Flores worked out at second base with Daniel Murphy. He took ground balls, worked on pivoting for the double play, and reacting to plays to his left and right…

While watching Flores, Paul DePodesta told me Flores is one of the guys he will have his eyes on most this Spring. DePodesta said he’s particularly impressed with how Flores has handled second base during the last year or so.

He acknowledged that Flores’s size might limit his foot speed in the middle infield, but he says his range is deceptive and Flores can compensate with his extended length and reach.

Flores will work at both second and third base this season, he said.