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Frazier headed to bench when Votto returns

Frazier headed to bench when Votto returns

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Frazier headed to bench when Votto returns
PHOENIX -- When once again asked Tuesday about what will become of infielder Todd Frazier when Joey Votto returns from the disabled list, Reds manager Dusty Baker repeated that Frazier would come off of the bench.

Baker maintained he plans to mix and match and plug Frazier in at first base, third base and left field when days off are needed for Votto, Scott Rolen and Ryan Ludwick. Frazier played two games at shortstop last season, but Baker has no plans to give him time at shortstop when Zack Cozart needs a break.

"I have a true shortstop in Wilson [Valdez]. You can't just put guys some place," Baker said. "It's going to cost you defensively. You've seen how close our games are. You cannot give away outs. It's not fair to put a guy out there in a position where he doesn't belong. We tried that last year with [Yonder] Alonso [in left field]."

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