Viciedo could move to infield in future

Viciedo could move to infield in future

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Dayan Viciedo knocked out his third homer and fifth double during Tuesday's 11-3 White Sox victory over the Rangers. Viciedo now has 14 RBIs, as he prepares for his second consecutive season as the White Sox left fielder.

Viciedo has played third base, first base and right field at some point during his White Sox tenure. He could move back to first in the future, depending on the moves made with Paul Konerko and Adam Dunn.

"He certainly has the ability to play first if we needed that at some point down the road," said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. "Again, given that we do have some outfield depth coming that hopefully continues to develop the way it has been developing, that could be an option."

Although a move to third was discussed during the offseason, it doesn't seem like a choice in Hahn's mind.

"More often than not, we are going to want to emphasize pitching and defense in our ballpark," Hahn said. "Putting him over at third base probably compromises that a little bit and the juice not being worth the squeeze."

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