Monday, February 7, 2011

Nidiffer looks for a big year

With a captip to Appy Astros, we get this story on Marcus Nidiffer from, who notes that he's been officially moved from Catcher to 1B (which makes sense, given the Astros' recent load-up on catchers).

"I would say it's a lot easier to go from catcher to first than it is to go from first to catcher, that's for sure. But it is an adjustment. It's a lot easier on my body, I'll tell you that. I get a lot more 'ABs' but I'm still working at it. I still need work at first with groundballs and just learning the position. ... I've got a wood bat in my hands now, but it's still the same deal."