Isiah Kiner-Falefa Tries Desperate Move In Bid To Keep Job

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is aware that the shortstop job has slipped from his grasp, as the two young prospects, Anthony Volpe and Oswald Peraza battle it out to win the role. But in a desperate bid to try to keep his spot on the roster, Kiner-Falefa is now trying his hand at a position he hasn't played in four years, in an attempt to increase his versatility and value to the team.

"I'm gonna.. put the gear back on, and I'm just gonna make sure I'm ready in case of emergency...

"I've had success there; I was the first player ever to play, I think, catcher, third and shortstop. So, adding outfield to that shouldn't be too bad. 

"I think catching is the hardest position on the field and I've already shown I can do that in the big leagues."

IKF actually caught 73 games over his first two years in the big leagues with the Texas Rangers (2018/19), so he knows of what he speaks. He's also adding the outfield to his toolbox, playing in center field this spring, and working out in left as well. He figures his new-found versatility will make it harder fkr the Yankees to let him go.

"There's a great opportunity to win a World Series here, and I just want to be a part of it."

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