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Yulieski Gurriel signed during the offseason with the Miami Marlins, with the mission of extending his stay in the best baseball in the world, which he arrived at when he was 31 years old.
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The Cuban lived very good years with the sidereal team, and won the World Series on a couple of occasions, thus becoming a legend of the Houston Astros, and one of the best hitters in all of the Major Leagues.
Now, Gurriel will face a new challenge in Miami, and it seems that it will be a new challenge in all senses, since in addition to being a new team, a new league, and a new city, Gurriel could also fill a position that it’s not that familiar to him.
Here’s Yuli Gurriel taking grounders at third base with Jean Segura. #Marlins pic.twitter.com/ltmfdnzkei
— Jordan McPherson (@J_McPherson1126) March 27, 2023
In a video published by the journalist Jordan McPherson, from the Miami Herald, the Cuban baseball player could be seen taking ground balls at third base with the Dominican Jean Segura, for which reason speculation has arisen that the Cuban could occupy that position with the team. from Florida.
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Third base is not an unfamiliar position for Gurriel, but it is not the usual one either, since the Cuban has played 92 of his 809 defensive games in the Majors in that position.
However, the last time Gurriel played third was in 2021, and he did so for just 2.0 innings, so he’ll have to work hard if he wants to be considered a real third base option for the team. of Miami.