Dunn sees first action in outfield

Dunn sees first action in outfield

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It didn't take long for Adam Dunn to get tested during his first Cactus League outfield appearance against the Mariners during Wednesday's 13-8 White Sox victory in Peoria.

Not long, as in Seattle leadoff hitter Chone Figgins.

But Dunn made the play in foul ground and otherwise had an uneventful day in left field. The White Sox slugger was scheduled to play left during Thursday's contest against the Royals at Camelback Ranch but got moved to the outfield Wednesday when Dayan Viciedo was removed after having a tooth pulled.

"I knew it was going to happen 100 percent, so it's good to have that one out of the way," Dunn told reporters at the Peoria Sports Complex. "It's harder down here.

"There are no stands up there and the ball goes immediately into the sky. I didn't know how it would feel even taking fly balls out there. It felt fine."

Dunn played two games in right field last year for the White Sox and handled the position without an issue. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Dunn will get time in left and at first base during the course of the 2012 regular season and doesn't want him DH-ing the whole time in Arizona.