By Martha Sullivan
Ex-Phillie Cody Asche crushed a big home run—his third this spring—as a designated hitter for the Chicago White Sox yesterday.
Asche, 26, slugged .385 for sucky Phillies teams over the past four years while playing terrible defense at third base and in left field.
This spring he’s played a bit of first for the Sox, but he’s probably best suited for the DH spot, which is slightly unsettled.
The team’s official site lists Matt Davidson, who projects for a .205/.276/.358 line per Fangraphs, atop the depth chart, but if Asche keeps socking dingers, manager Rick Renteria just may find room on his roster for an upstart.