Kyle Parker in running for MLB roster spot

by - Assoc. Editor - 2014-02-22 10:26:21.0
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Pos: OF   Height: 6-1   Weight: 200   Hometown: Jacksonville, FL (Bartram Trail HS HS)  
Years Played: 2008 - 2010

Colorado Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Friday that former Clemson QB/OF Kyle ParkerKyle Parker
Outfielder (2008 - 2010)
#11 6-1, 200
Jacksonville, FL

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has a chance to make the Opening Day roster with an impressive spring.

"Everyone is here to compete and try to play as best as they can," Parker said. "Any time you go up there, you want to succeed. I'll play as hard as I can and hopefully good things happen."

Parker has played the outfield corners, primarily left last year, but he did well enough in 18 games at first base to be considered a two-position player. The Rockies want to maximize his chances to swing the bat.

"It's a right-handed power bat -- not a lot of those running around, I mean legit power," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "So he's going to get the opportunity to play the outfield and play some first. Kyle has done a nice job. He's in a good place."

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