San Francisco Chronicle

Yankees’ Stanton could play in RF


TAMPA, Fla, — Giancarlo Stanton may play right field at times in New York Yankees’ home games this year and Aaron Judge could be shifted to the more spacious left field in the Bronx.

“I think I have more of a flow when I’m in the outfield,” Stanton said Tuesday after the Yankees’ second full-squad workout. “Being in the outfield, you’re kind of more engaged in the game whereas DH you’re inside a lot of the time staying warm and hitting and kind of watching the game from the TV as opposed to being out more engaged.”

Stanton played 34 games in right last season and four in left — all on the road. He didn’t play the outfield after July 21, soon before he went on the injured list with left Achilles tendinitis.

Voit, Naquin to join Milwaukee in camp

First baseman Luke Voit and outfielder Tyler Naquin agreed to minor league contracts with the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday and will report to major league spring training.

Voit, 32, hit .226 with 22 homers, 69 RBIs and a .308 on-base percentage percentage in 135 games with San Diego and Washington last season.

Naquin, who turns 32 on April 24, batted .229 with 11 homers, 46 RBIs and a .282 on-base percentage in 105 games for Cincinnati and New York Mets last season.

Royals CF Waters out with an oblique strain

Royals prospect Drew Waters, expected to compete with Kyle Isbel for the starting center field job, will miss six weeks with a strained left oblique, according to manager Matt Quatraro. Waters hit .240 with five homers and 18 RBIs in 32 games after he was acquired in a trade with Atlanta last season.

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