JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Converted outfielder Skip Schumaker committed his fourth error of the spring at second base on Wednesday. St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa is sticking with the experiment for now, although he said Schumaker would be the designated hitter Thursday against Boston.
Schumaker is batting .333 in 30 at-bats after an 8-4 victory over the Florida Marlins, while getting a lot of playing time to familiarize himself with the new position. Moving to DH for a day offers Schumaker a chance to rest his legs a bit.
Schumaker batted .302 as the Cardinals' leadoff man last season while playing right field and center field. He found out not long before spring training that the team wanted him to try second base to ease a glut in the outfield.