Philadelphia Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Reveals Best Case Scenario For 3B In 2013-2014

Third base shouldn't be a concern moving forward for Phillies fans, as GM Ruben Amaro has a plan.

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Yes, its a plan revolving around moving Chase Utley to a position he's never played before and a minor leaguer, but it's a plan nonetheless.

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"In a perfect scenario," Amaro said, "Chase plays a year at third base and we figure out a way to keep him around long term at whatever position and Cody Asche becomes available and ready to play in the major leagues. But who knows? He’s playing in double A. He’s having a really, really good second half over there. But still, it’s just double A."

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Utley, of course, is a second baseman with a few innings here and there at first base throughout his career, but he has no experience at third. The 22-year-old Asche is a real prospect though: he hit .349 at Clearwater and has hit .310 with 10 home runs since being called up to Double-A ball at Reading.

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