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Joey Gallo On Playing Third Base: "I Hate It...I'd Rather Catch."

May 16, 2018 - 5:04 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Now that Adrian Beltre has been put on the 10-day disabled list many have suggested that Joey Gallo move to third. Gallo want's no part of that move.

"I don't like it. I hate third base. No joke. I hate third base." Gallo said Wednesday. "It's my least favorite position on the field. As I've played other positions, I've realized how bad it was for my body. But if they want me to play [third base], I'll say 'OK, I'll play it.' I don't have to like it."

According to Rangers Manager, Jeff Banister Gallo has developed a fondness for the outfield and first base. "He's found that in the outfield, he can use his range and athleticism," manager Jeff Banister said. "At first base, he really gets that element of helping teammates out. Playing other positions has opened up a whole new world for him."

But don't ask Gallo to play third. "I'd rather catch," he said. "No joke."