New York Yankees Shortstop Set For Super-Utility Role

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed on Thursday that Isiah Kiner-Falefa could transition into a super-utility role that includes outfield work if he fails to win the starting shortstop job.

Kiner-Falefa, who has played shortstop almost exclusively in the majors for the past two seasons, has extensive experience between second base and third base, as well as a history as a catcher.

Although he has never played in the outfield in the majors, Kiner-Falefa has some minor-league experience in the position. 

Boone's comments came amid speculation that Oswald Peraza is the favorite to emerge as the starting shortstop for the Yankees on Opening Day, leaving Kiner-Falefa to fill a versatile utility role.

Last season, in his Yankees' debut, the twenty-seven-year-old posted a .261/.314/.327 triple-slash line, four home runs, 48 RBIs, 22 stolen bases and 66 runs scored over 142 games played. 

There has been some speculation that the Los Angeles Dodgers could attempt to acquire Kiner-Falefa after they lost their starting shortstop, Gavin Lux, for the season, so that's worth keeping an eye on as well.
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