Forsythe settling in at second base

Forsythe settling in at second base

Forsythe settling in at second base
MILWAUKEE -- Padres infielder Logan Forsythe made his sixth start since coming off the disabled list on Saturday against the Brewers at Miller Park. All of those starts have come at second base, although he made most of his starts (21) at third base last season.

Forsythe, who was batting .412 with a home run and three RBIs in 17 at-bats entering Saturday, said he's grown comfortable with second base, especially as he continues to play there more.

"I've gotten a lot of reps there, too," he said. "The past year and a half or so, I've been switching between second, short and third, so it's not really a big difference. It's nice to be over there consistently and get put in situations to get a better feel for the position."

Earlier in the season, manager Bud Black talked about moving Forsythe to shortstop if needed. But with Everth Cabrera playing well and starting to produce offensively, Black said he's happy with the setup of the infield.

Fortunately for Black, Forsythe has shown he can play all three middle and left infield spots effectively.

"It helps a lot when we have to make moves during the course of the game, knowing that he can go to all three infield positions and have no qualms about it," Black said. "The versatility that a number of our players bring really helps us do a lot of things other teams can't do."

Forsythe said he doesn't know where he's playing each day until he sees the lineup, but there is one spot he'd prefer.

"I've always loved third," he said. "That's where I grew up playing, that's what I got drafted as. But I've been playing all three, switching on and off, so I'm pretty comfortable at all of them by now."