Berry likely to switch spots with Speier

Berry likely to switch spots with Speier

MESA, Ariz. -- Even after returning to Arizona from Cincinnati, where he learned he has cancer, Reds third-base coach Mark Berry has not been working on the field during games. Berry has been on the bench with manager Dusty Baker while bench coach Chris Speier is in the coaching box behind third base.

It's possible that it could be set up that way during the regular season. Berry is expected to miss road trips if he decides to undergo radiation treatment.

"We're discussing that now," Baker said. "Mark and I discussed it. It's not fair to him or the team or Chris to be in and out of there. There's a rhythm you get into. We're trying to decide that when he's there, he'll probably be on the bench with me.

"He can handle it. He's a baseball man. Chris can handle it because he has coached third before."

Speier coached third base on Baker's staff with the Cubs in 2005-06.

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