Heyman On Gresh & Zo: ‘Too Tempting’ Not To Play Gonzalez In Right

May 29, 2012 12:00 AM
Heyman On Gresh & Zo: ‘Too Tempting’ Not To Play Gonzalez In Right
" BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox host the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night with a chance to go over the .500 mark for the first time this season.

CBS Sports baseball insider Jon Heyman joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak on Tuesday, and believe it or not, the Tigers may be even more mediocre than the Red Sox have been this season.

“They have not even been average, and they’re in a weaker division by far,” Heyman said of the 23-25 record. “I would say Boston — and I understand .500 is average — I would say they’re probably above average. But I understand, .500 is not what you’re striving for.”

Manager Bobby Valentine has had to play musical chairs, with Adrian Gonzalez playing some right field to make sure both Kevin Youkilis and Will Middlebrooks get playing time.

Is it worth the risk to play Gonzalez in the outfield?

“For now, with Youkilis on the roster, it’s certainly their best offensive team. If Gonzalez is willing to do it, it’s too tempting not to do it to get Youkilis, Middlebrooks and them all in the lineup,” said Heyman. “Long-term they do not consider this to be the solution "

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