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Mets position vacuum on first

Originally Published: February 14, 2005
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

On Aug. 16, 2004, first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz started a game for the Red Sox against Toronto. He played seven innings in the field, had four total chances, made two putouts, registered two assists and participated in one double play.

Oh, by the way, he was playing second base at the time.

The man has skills.

"He's just got such great instincts," Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi said. "He's one of these guys who, if he had to play another position, he wouldn't ...

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