Pirates name Bautista starting 3B
Friday, March 23, 2007
By Paul Meyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Manager Jim Tracy yesterday said Jose Bautista will be the Pirates' regular third baseman and that Jose Castillo -- "as of today" -- will be on the club "in a reserve utility role."
Tracy cited what he feels is Bautista's better plate discipline as the reason for making this announcement.
"Mediocrity is not what we're striving for here," Tracy said.