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Diamondbacks spring training Gameday Thread, #16: 3/16 vs. White Sox

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Yasmany Tomas in the outfield. That's the big story going into today's spring game.

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Diamondbacks line-up
  1. A.J. Pollock, CF
  2. Chris Owings, SS
  3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  4. Aaron Hill, DH
  5. Yasmany Tomas, RF
  6. David Peralta, LF
  7. Gerald Laird, C
  8. Jake Lamb, 3B
  9. Cliff Pennington, 2B
    + P Randall Delgado, Robbie Ray, Dan Runzler, A.J. Schugel

Now, we don't want to read too much into what could be a unique line-up - one swallow doesn't make an outfielder, as it were, and there was no secret that the team wanted to get Tomas as many at-bats as possible this spring. However, one wonders if plans may be changing - not necessarily due to any striking deficiencies of our Cuban at third, perhaps, as much as Lamb playing better than expected. However, the issue with any move of Tomas to the outfield would be it exacerbating ["What do you mean?" "Well, you guys hardly get on, do you?" "No, what does 'exacerbate' mean?"] the potential log-jam there.

But I think we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Perhaps Tomas will fall over and bump into outfield things a lot today, so we'll all sigh heavily and move him back to third. Also of significance: Randall Delgado, who has looked mightily impressive so far. Small sample size, of course, but he has already outlasted Vidal Nuno in the battle for a starter spot, despite Nuno ending 2014 in possession of a rotation role. Another good start would help make the decisions even tougher. Which is a good thing, I need hardly add: I'd rather have tough choices than let it come down to, "Who has sucked least?"