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.”