Competition at Third Keeps Fredi Gonzalez Talking

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Competition at Third Keeps Fredi Gonzalez Talking
Derick Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Fredi Gonzalez keeps trying to avoid beating the topic into the ground, but Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson are making it tough because they both keep beating the ball up in Grapefruit League play. So it has become part of the spring training routine for the Braves’ manager: Francisco and Johnson take turns producing (or do it at the same time), and then reporters corner Gonzalez to ask him if either guy has won the third-base job or at least pulled ahead in the race.

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