Kouzmanoff To Play First? He's Getting Ready

The area around first base at the Indians' spring training camp next March could be very cluttered. You can add Kevin Kouzmanoff's name to the list that already includes Ryan Garko, Casey Blake, Victor Martinez and even Travis Hafner as candidates to play the position. Only Hafner has extensive experience at the spot, though the team is not about to mess with his prodigious production as the DH.

BUFFALO -- Kevin Kouzmanoff has now officially finished his "cram course" and is ready to start playing first base. Bisons manager Torey Lovullo spent a couple of weeks teaching Kouzmanoff the art of playing first base. The lessons officially ended Thursday with Lovullo saying he would have no problem playing Kouzmanoff at first base if indeed that is what the Tribe's front office wants. At...

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