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One possible reason why Ezequiel Duran hasn’t played left field

(AP photo/LM Otero)

 

Corey Seager has been off the injured list for one week and has been splitting his time between shortstop and designated hitter as he builds up his innings progression after returing from a strained left hamstring.

The working theory, at least the one conjured up by Rangers fans and media, was that Ezequiel Duran would move to left field once Seager returned and would be the backup at shortstop.

Duran has played shortstop a couple times the past week, but he has been the designated hitter in other games. Robbie Grossman and Josh Smith have been in left field.

Manager Bruce Bochy said on Saturday that he would have no problem playing Duran there, yet he has a problem putting him in left field.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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