Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, second baseman Brandon Drury, right, and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, near, overload one side of the infield against Oakland during a spring training game in Scottsdale, Ariz. The defensive shift, while not particularly fan-friendly, is gaining popularity.
Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, second baseman Brandon Drury, right, and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, near, overload one side of the infield against Oakland during a spring training game in Scottsdale, Ariz. The defensive shift, while not particularly fan-friendly, is gaining popularity. Darron Cummings The Associated Press
Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, second baseman Brandon Drury, right, and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, near, overload one side of the infield against Oakland during a spring training game in Scottsdale, Ariz. The defensive shift, while not particularly fan-friendly, is gaining popularity. Darron Cummings The Associated Press

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