For Carlos Beltran, right (field) is right

At first, longtime center fielder may feel like a "caged beast" in his new position

Updated: March 23, 2011, 11:55 AM ET
By Doug Glanville | ESPN.com

Carlos Beltran's week reminded me of something.

In my first professional spring training with the Cubs, I learned a hard lesson. One morning, during an outfield drill with our instructor, Jimmy Piersall, we decided to work on communication. So Jimmy would throw balls between the center fielder and the corner outfielder to teach you how to call for the ball if you thought it was in your territory. It is a given that the center fielder is the captain of the outfield and has priority ...

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