Craig Gentry

Try as they might, Orioles can't use out-of-position players as reason for league's worst defense

Try as they might, Orioles can't use out-of-position players as reason for league's worst defense

When the Orioles' woeful defense was brought up before Thursday's makeup game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Orioles manager Buck Showalter lamented the amount of players playing out of their ideal positions.

On a day when he rotated Trey Mancini from his regular spot in left field to first base, Chris Davis to Mark Trumbo's traditional designated hitter spot and Trumbo to right field, that case can certainly be made.

"It's been a challenge for us, obviously,” Showalter said. "It's been something that we really have been challenged with the last couple of seasons. Some of it injury-related, too. But nobody cares. It's where your depth should come in. It can....

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