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Yankees Given Isiah Kiner-Falefa Center Field Playing Time As Shortstop Position Gains Clarity

New York Yankees infielder Isiah Kinar-Falefa (12) hits home to score a run during the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. / Kim Clement-USA TODAY Sports

all eyes Yankees Camp has been on at the shortstop position, and fans are starting to get some more clarity on how things might shake out.

According to Brian Hoch of, Aaron Boone plan to start Isiah Kiner-Falefa in center field during the Spring Games this week.

What this means is that the starting shortstop job could come down to one of the Yankees’ two prized prospects, Anthony Volpe And Oswald Peraza,

Volpe, 21, is having a great spring, batting .321 with a .424 OBP and a 1.103 OPS. Peraza, 22, may have a slightly better chance of winning the job, if not only because he had a brief 18-game stint with the Yankees last season, and for holding a slight edge over Volpe in the fielding category by scouts. It is believed.

Of course, the Yankees also have gleiber torres on the roster, but the team is determined to keep him at second base.

Acquired by the Yankees nearly a year ago, Kenner-Falefa started 131 games at shortstop for the Yankees last season, while also starting four games at third base. Now, it seems as though Kiner-Falefa will be used more in a utility role, and the Yankees will want to see how he handles center field.

Hotch noted that the IKF is working with the former Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher to learn the ropes.

harrison baderWhen healthy, the Yankees will start every day center fielder, but having Kenner-Falefa in a super utility role could help boost outfield depth.



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