NEW YORK - The Phillies have always considered their potential logjam at third base a good problem, but it is one that still lacks a solution. Cody Asche's future at the position becomes murkier with Maikel Franco's possible arrival later this week.
One resolution could be a position switch for Asche, but that is not something the Phillies will explore in September. Manager Ryne Sandberg cited "the unfairness" to Asche.
"Right now, he's the third baseman," Sandberg said. "He's doing a good job there. He's come a long way. That's kind of where everything stands as we speak. Typically, a position change is more for instructional league and winter time. It's just a more relaxed situation. A player can make some mistakes and learn from them. That's the proper way to go about a position change, for me.