Torre has confidence in Belliard at first

Updated: March 20, 2010, 4:05 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Although Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Ronnie Belliard appeared uncomfortable in his first appearance at first base this spring, manager Joe Torre said he isn't concerned.

On Friday night against San Diego, Belliard played the first four innings at first base and had three ground ball hit his way, including one that caromed off his glove as he tried to backhand it.

"He can play first,'' Torre said. "To me, even though he may not have been positioned properly, ...

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