Though Zak Blair has played shortstop pretty much his entire baseball career, he’s spent the first part of his professional career playing second base for the Arizona League Cubs in Mesa.
And that’s just fine, as far as Blair is concerned.
“I’ll always be a natural shortstop, but playing second is OK by me,” he said. “And in all honesty, not that any position is easy... I’m certainly not saying that.
“But second base, compared to shortstop, is a much easier position to play.”
He then reiterated a point.
“But I’ll always be a shortstop,” he said through a laugh.
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