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Minor leaguer Justin Toole plays all nine positions in the same game

Justin Toole of the Carolina Mudcats gave an entirely new meaning to the phrase “utility man” on Saturday during a game against Salem. Toole, who had already played first, second, third, shortstop and left field this season, played all nine positions for the Class A Indians affiliate in the 4-2 win.

“My manager … came up to me at the beginning of the year and asked me where I could play,” Toole said according to MiLB.com. “I told him, ‘Anywhere,’ and he came up to me later and said I’d play all nine positions later this year. I kind of laughed (at the time), but as the season was winding down, he picked tonight and we ran with it.”

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