It’s early on a Monday morning, and you deserve to see a nice defensive play to start your day.
Although the play was really nice, it was also unsurprising for Negron, who is excellent with the glove. He can play everywhere on the field, and I mean everywhere – despite appearing in just 96 big league games between 2012 and 2015 with the Reds, Negron managed to appear at every single defensive position except pitcher and catcher. If he had the bat to match, it’s pretty clear he would have carved out a nice career as a super utility man.
Unfortunately the bat crashed to .140/.238/.161 the next year (and he didn’t hit much better at AAA), and he moved along to the Cubs on a minor league deal.
As things stand, Negron projects to be defensively-inclined utility depth for the Cubs at AAA Iowa this season.