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Todd Frazier “penciled in” as Reds’ starting third baseman

Nov 19, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

Todd Frazier, Josh Thole AP

Todd Frazier spent this year filling in for an injured Scott Rolen at third base and an injured Joey Votto at first base, but with Rolen either retiring or signing elsewhere as a free agent the Reds’ third base job is his for the taking in 2013.

“Right now, Frazier would be penciled in as our third baseman next year,” general manager Walt Jocketty said, via Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.

Not exactly an earth-shattering revelation, certainly, but Frazier could also be an option in an outfield corner depending on the Reds’ moves this winter. Regardless of his position Frazier figures to be in the Reds’ lineup every day after hitting .273 with 19 homers and an .829 OPS in 128 games as a 26-year-old rookie.

  1. crisisjunky - Nov 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Frazier is ultimately more valuable coming off the bench, so Dusty can bring in some injury prone
    late-30-something to man 3rd daily.

  2. rmosss - Nov 19, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Still haven’t addressed the teams major need………a damn hitting coach who knows what he’s doing!!! SMH

  3. brucewaynewins - Nov 19, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    You two above are complaining like metalhead65 does…I swear not all of us Reds fans are like this. Is metalhead duplicating accounts, starting a cult of followers, cloning himself, or are these his children?

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