Everyone, it seems, has noted the path outfielder Brandon Moss took to big-league success last year: moving to first base. Outfielder Michael Taylor is working out there, and minor-league outfielder Shane Peterson took grounders there Saturday.
Designated hitter-outfielder Seth Smith, whose at-bats might dip with the acquisition of Chris Young, said he's all in favor of getting some action at first base.
"The way I see it, it will eventually happen anyway, even if it's not exclusively," Smith said of first base as his eventual position in the majors. "I want to be as versatile as possible, and if they want me to, it's their decision. I'm fine with whatever happens."
He said he has played there before - in ninth grade. Manager Bob Melvin said that given Smith's athletic ability (he was a quarterback at Mississippi, where he was Eli Manning's backup), he should be able to handle first base without too much trouble. "It wouldn't surprise me," Melvin said.
Road to versatility goes through 1st base
San Francisco Chronicle | Feb 17